An epidemic is looming at New Juaben South Municipal – Adontua Electoral Area, Betom in the Eastern Region where residents in the community have resorted to open defecation because the public toilet serve the people locked by the Municipal Assembly.
Some residents engage in ” free range” (defecating in open spaces) especially around the public toilet, others practice their faces in black plastic bags at home and deposit them anywhere of the toilet.
The toilet which serves many people was locked by the Municipal Assembly without any notice,. It is raising fears among Adontua Electoral Area, Betom that the situation might lead to an epidemic.
” The situation is very serious and something has to be done about it before the Community experience any disaster”
The toilet has been closed since Friday, 28, February, 2020 because the septic tank ( Manhole) spillage, under the circumstances some of the residents are using the ENVIRONS of the public toilet and even the backyard of as alternative places of convenience via free range which comes at no cost compare to the Gh¢40 persewas and Gh¢50 persewas charged for using the toilet.
The residents are calling on the Municipal Assembly to make a U- Turn to unlock the the toilet.
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