Residents living in Gbawe Djanman in the Ga South municipality are asking local authorities to come to their aid as they can no longer contain the stench from the land fill site in the area.
The place has been the official refuse dump site for over 70 per cent of rubbish produced in Accra and the vicinity. Residents have had to put up with this for over three years.
When Pravda news visited the area, residents complained about the presence of mosquitoes and houseflies. In an interview with Maame Efua, a resident in the area, she said “just as you enter Djanman, an unpleasant smell meets you, and this has made some people leave their homes to other parts of the capital. With the presence of mosquitoes and houseflies, the least talk about them the better”.
When asked what the residents want the authorities to do for them she retorted “we want them to cover the pit because it is full, also, they should spray around regularly to help reduce the presence of mosquitoes and houseflies in the area”.
Meanwhile attempts to contact the authorities to react to this situation have proved futile.
STORY BY: ELIZABETH PUNSU