The Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi is gradually losing the fight against poor sanitation as disgusting filth has taken over almost every corner of the Central Business District of the metropolis.
The heaps of refuse, according to some traders in the CBD of Kumasi have become a common sight at DR Mensah Market, Kejetia, Central Market and parts of Adum enclave.
Speaking to this reporter on Thursday, September 30, 2021, some residents said the heaps of refuse at different locations in the CBD have been there for close to one week hampering trading activities.
They said the disgusting stench which has polluted the air that one cannot swallow his/her own saliva.
They blamed officials of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly for failing to find better solutions to deal with the poor sanitary condition in the area.
Traders said the situation has been lingering for years creating a lot of inconvenience for them and buyers.
One Madam Akosua Serwaa, a food vendee at Kejetia, said the situation became worse anytime it rains.
“Whenever it rains the place becomes so dirty and smelly that nobody would come and buy anything,” she added.
A vegetable seller at Dr Mensah Market, Madam Abena Ntriwaa cried bitterly over how poor sanitation has affected their sales.
“Our foodstuffs get spoilt and business slows down, So the few that come, we sell to them cheaply and at the end of the day, we run at a loss. So we are pleading with the government to come to our aid,” she lamented.