Accra Markets choked with filth after lockdown


Several market centres in the capital, Accra, have been choked with filth after the lifting of the lockdown.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo -Addo, on Sunday, 19th April, 2020, announced the lifting of the restriction to movements of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its districts.

During the lockdown, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, together with other ministries, such as the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry led by Hajia Alima Mahama as well as Zoomlion and Military task force were seen disinfecting and cleaning the various markets and gutters.

However, a visit to the markets by Angel News’ Reporter, Kwadwo Baffour showed that filth has again taken over the market centres.

Market centres visited included, Makola, CMB, Agbogbloshie and Kaneshie markets.

The disinfection could not help do away with the pungent smell that is common in several market centres.

The markets are also inundated with plastic waste, decayed food crops and choked gutters.

Most of the traders Angel News spoke to lamented the poor sanitation situation at the market just few days after the lifting of lockdown ban.

Most of the gutters infront of these markets are filled with rubbish, making it extremely difficult for water to flow. The place has therefore become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, mice and cockroaches.

Interestingly, food vendors, fishmongers, vegetables and other food item traders sell by these filth, a situation which can easily lead to the outbreak of diseases such as cholera.

Source: Ghana | | Kwadwo Baffour


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