Piles of refuse according to some traders in the CBD of Kumasi have become a common sight at DR Mensah Market, Kejetia, Central Market and parts of Adum enclave.
Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng on Thursday September 30, 2021, some residents said the current pile of refuse at different locations in the CBD have been there for close to one week hampering trading activities in the metropolis.
They blamed oficilas of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly for the failing to come out with pragmatic measure to deal with the poor sanitatry condition in the area.
Traders said the situation had been persistent over the years, and called on authorities to solve the problem before it because a health disaster.
They indicated that the situation had created a lot of inconvenience for them as well as buyers.
One Madam Akosua Serwaa , a food vendee at Kejetia , said the situation became worse anytime it rains.
“Whenever it rains the place becomes so dirty and smeely that nobody would come and buy,” she , added.
A vegetable seller at Dr Mensah Market, Madam Abenaa Ntriwaa cried bitterly over how poor sanitation has affected their sales.
“Our foodstuffs get spoilt and business slows down, So the few that come, we sell to them cheaply and at the end of the day, we run at a loss. So we are pleading with the government to come to our aid,” she said.