Ahwiaa Residents Heap Praises on MP For evacuating Dumping Site
The people spoke that the threats posed by the dump has been there for more than 15 years.
Residents of Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East Municipal of the Ashanti Region have praised Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Honorable Francisca Oteng Mensah for coming to their aid in resolving one of their greatest challenges, that is evacuating their piled dumping site which has been there for ages.
They also applauded the Municipal Chief Executive, Honorable Osei Assibey Bonsu for his pragmatic concern towards the people.
Speaking to the Assemblymember of Ahwiaa Overseas Electoral Area, Honorable Emmanuel Kwame Frimpong, his greatest worry was that aged dumping site following numerous appeals by residents to help empty the place due to the danger it posed.
He told SoireeNews of how he consistently reminded the MP and the MCE of the discomforts inhabitants went through and the promising assurance they gave concerning the grounds.
“This refuse was our greatest burden so before I was elected as an assembly member, it was part of my plans to make sure that it was evacuated. The MCE also assured to help us empty the grounds for the safety of people living nearby.
“The dump was in the middle of the Ahwiaa township and people were affected by the stench it produced and its daily smoke. It was hazardous to their health and also served as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. People now rejoice for the kindness shown by the Assembly and are very grateful to the MP for coming to their aid,” he said.
He campaigned on behalf of Honorable Francisca Oteng and was positive that people in the Kwabre East will extend her stay in parliament for them to keep benefitting from her good works.
“Honorable Francisca has been doing well for Kwabre East," he praised.
"She is the only MP to have awarded eight roads to contractors in her first four years in the history of the constituency. Schools have really benefitted through renovation and building of new infrastructures to accommodate students taking part in the free SHS initiative by the president. She needs to be given another term to do more for us,” he added.
Residents expressed satisfaction at the level ground and promised to retain the Member of Parliament during the upcoming polls.
“For 15 years now, none have been able to resolve this greater challenge. Our Assemblyman has lived by his word to make this happen. They should try and provide us with a container to keep the waste brought by inhabitants,” an inhabitant revealed.
The caretaker of the dump, Mr James Owusu also pleaded that failure to provide a vessel to contain the waste carried by people from their homes could lead to spread and unnecessary dumping in the vicinity.