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Health alert: cholera outbreak looms – Walewale residents warns

Source:savannanews24.com/Issifi M. Mashood:

Residents of Walewale in the West Mamprusi Municipality are calling on local authority to as a matter of urgency to refurbish their slaughter house to prevent imminent cholera outbreak in the area.

Residents of Bokuduri, a suburb of Walewale where the slaughter house is located said, the stench from the slaughter house is unbearable, reiterating that, the place post a health threat to their lives.

According to them, the slaughter house which serves close to 50, 000 people within the West Mamprusi Municipality is a danger to human lives.

Residents are worried that if serious measures are not taking in solving the problem a disaster will befall the entire municipality.

They complain of how the slaughter house smells anytime it rains, adding that, the current conditions of the slaughter house can cause an outbreak of cholera and other diseases  in the area.

Meanwhile, our checks has revealed that, a newly slaughter house build under the erstwhile John Mahama NDC administration is not in use.

Residents said, the newly constructed slaughter house located along the Nalerigu road was abandoned because proper consultation with stakeholders was not done before the building was put up, they however wants the Municipal Assembly to address the problem.

The Walewale residents are therefore making a passionate appeal to the Municipal Assemble and other stakeholders’ to prevent a looming cholera outbreak in the area.

A resident who want to remain anonymous hinted that, they have made several calls to the Assembly but nothing positive is coming, “A lot of people have relocated to other areas because of the nature of the slaughter house. We have make calls to the Assembly but we are yet to hear from them. May be they are waiting for a disaster to strike before…. I hope they will listen to our cry this time”.

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