Let’s Shun Bad Attitudes On Waste Disposal-Sam Pyne Appeals

Kumasi Mayor, Hon Samuel Pyne addressing Chiefs and people of Atasemanso last Thursday during a community engagement.

Let’s Shun Bad Attitudes On Waste Disposal—-Sam Pyne Appeals.

The Metro Chief Executive Officer for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), hon Samuel Pyne has rued the attitude of residents of Kumasi towards sanitation.

Addressing a community engagement with the people of Atasemanso in the Nhyiaeso sub-metro on Thursday, Hon Pyne said the assembly has gone to a great length to improve on sanitation in the metropolis by providing waste containers and placing them at vantage points.

Still, he said the residents would rather dump their refuse into the drains or those who decide to send their refuse to the waste bins would rather put by the bins instead of dumping inside the bins.

“Many of them claimed that people have been employed to clean the city so they must have work to do. Such attitude is disheartening and smacks of lack of patriotism”, the Mayor stated.

Mr Pyne said that attitude was causing the assembly close to 70 per cent of its revenues which is spent on sanitation.

He thus called on residents to change their attitude toward sanitation and the environment and help the assembly to reduce its expenditure on sanitation.

He said all the development the residents were clamoring came from the revenue generated by the assembly and if more than the half of the revenue were spent on sanitation alone, little would be left for the assembly to pursue developmental projects.

“I urge residents to pay their tolls and other financial obligations to the assembly to help it to provide the needed services and development to the people”, Hon Pyne appealed.

He said since becoming CEO of the assembly, he saw to it that all the projects, particularly the school projects started by his predecessor were completed and provided furnished all the schools with desk smooth teaching and leaning.

Aside from that he said communities within the sub metro also benefited from modern toilet facilities, markets and court houses and boreholes for water.

Some of the beneficiary communities included Atasamanso, Santasi, Daban Apraman, South Suntreso, Sokoban, Fankyenebra among others.

“The assembly would continue to do its best to make life bearable for the residents and so I appeal to you to also support the assembly”, the Mayor stated.

During an interactive session, residents of Atamanso appealed to the assembly to expand the drainage at the Atasamanso market to help deal with the flooding which occurred whenever it rained.

They said the size of the gutters was so small that it hardly contained the water volume which spilled over flooding the markets.

The traders said they have lost their wares to flood and pleaded with the assembly to come to their aid.

Adding his voice to the plea of the residents, the Gyasehene of Atasamanso, Nana Ofori Nyarko, said the traders at the market have been complaining about the flood which was affecting their goods and causing them debt and called on the assembly to engage the contractor to find a lasting solution to the problem.

Aside from that he said even though Atasamanso was first class residential area, they were not getting services befitting that status.

He said the area was without street lights and called on the assembly to fix the light to improve on security in the area.

Nana Nyarko commended the Chief Executive of the assembly, Samuel Pyne and the Municipal Security Council for sending police patrol team to the area.

He said the presence of the patrol team has led to the reduction of petty crimes such snatching of phones and mugging and believed that if the street lights were, it would greatly improve on secure in the area.Attitudinal change


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