The District capital of the Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District in the Savannah Region, much touted as the cleanest in the Region has been overtaken by mountains of refuse.
The entry point of the town is engulfed with a pervasive stench emanating from the heap of refuse.
A visit by Yagbon News to some parts of the town revealed how residents now dump their refuse anyhow in the area which have been left unattended by authorities of the Assembly.
Some of the residents who spoke to Yagbon News said the sight of the huge refuse dump was a blot in the town.
They said the District Assembly responsible for the day-to-day collection of the refuse had left the refuse in its state for days now.
A source close to the District Assembly told Yagbon News that a container was placed at the site but residents still don’t dump the refuse appropriately which caused the Assembly to move the container out of the site and warned residents not to dump any refuse at site which has felt on death ears.
Few arrests were made after residents were to stop the act but the interference of traditional authorities in the area affected the full execution of the Assembly Sanitation by- law.
Residents are scared of a possible outbreak of a disease as we are in the raining season.
A resident told Yagbon News that a similar act of dumping indiscriminately behind the PWD yard is also left unattended by the Assembly authorities.
The District Chief Executive of the Sawla-Tuna – Kalba, Hon.Lawal Tamimu recently received an award from the Northern Excellence Awards for his outstanding performance in the area of public health in the Region.