Residents of Kakumdo, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region, have expressed worry and their utmost displeasure over lack of toilet facilities in the area.
The situation, according to them, has compounded the already disgusting insanitary conditions in the area, which has resulted in perennial outbreak of avoidable diseases, leading to loss of lives.
They blamed the situation on years of neglect by the assembly and revealed that “a six-seater lavatory for the residents has been abandoned for years.”
This, they stated, has forced many to attend to nature’s call in the bush whilst others ease themselves into black polythene and dispose them of indiscriminately.
This appeal was made when the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Ernest Arthur, paid a working visit to the community to familiarise himself with ongoing projects in the area.
Kwasi Paintsil, a resident, in an interview with the DAILY GUIDE, disclosed that “our biggest problem here is lack of toilet facilities. We have no toilet in this town, therefore, people defecate anyhow.”
He stressed the need for government to improve water and electricity supply with motorable roads to attract investors to the area to create jobs for its teeming unemployed youth.
Responding to the appeals of the residents, Mr Arthur assured them of government’s commitment to remedy the situation with infrastructural facilities in the area to uplift the living conditions of the people.
He, however, called for support from the residents to help government in achieving its developmental agenda.
From Joseph Annan, Kakumdo