Techiman market choked with filth, traders call for help
Traders cry for help as the Techiman market drowns in filth.
The Techiman market has become engulfed with filth, flies, and pungent smell and it is inundated with plastic waste, decayed food crops, and choked gutters were traders, have to deal, on regular basis, with the unbearable stench that emanates from the dumpsites close to them.
According to some traders, there are not enough refuse containers in the market, thus making it extremely difficult for traders to dispose of their refuse. They explained most of their gutters are choked with waste making it extremely difficult for water to flow which causes floods in the market whenever it rains.
Some of the traders who spoke to Soiree News lamented the poor sanitation situation at their market.
They call on the government and the municipal assembly to come and help them out for they are struggling with waste and choked gutters which always lead to flood when it rains.
Meanwhile, when Soiree News contacted the Techiman Market Manager Abubakari Jibril he debunked the claims by the traders saying it was nothing close to the truth. He said, his office together with the Techiman Municipal Assembly evacuated all hip refuse in the market since January this year and has provided the market with refuse containers. He said they have also cleared all the choked gutters allowing wastewater to flow easily.
Mr. Jibril was however quick to add that, those complaining may be traders trading from unprescribed areas in the market. He said his office and the Assembly cannot take blames for their brouhaha as he claims several attempts to evacuate these traders from those areas have proven futile. He said “they live there at their own risk and we cannot take blames for that.
Bono East Region