Editorial: From dumps to destinations

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Two landfills—one in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality, Greater Accra Region, and the other in the Asokore Mampong Municipality, Ashanti Region, will soon be turned into multi-purpose recreational centres.

This came to light when the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, undertook an inspection tour of the Kpone Landfill site in Kpone last Wednesday. The minister was accompanied by some directors of her ministry, with the Municipal Chief Executive, Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Solomon Appiah, also present.

Speaking to journalists, Mrs Dapaah revealed that the government had contracted waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, through a contractor, Waste Landfills, both of which are home-grown companies, to turn the two landfills into multi-purpose recreational facilities.

When completed, the foul and repugnant smell with its attendant health hazards associated with the two landfill sites would be over. The two recreational facilities which would also serve as places of relaxation for the residents is expected to be completed between six and eight months.

We hope this initiative would be implemented to the latter to give some respite to the people who live within the area some respite especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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