Tamale Town Hall Meeting
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly says it needs an additional 2 million Ghana Cedis to enable it provide total sanitation coverage in the metropolis. The Assembly says though its annual budget for sanitation is about 4 million Ghana Cedis it is only able to raise 2 million Ghana Cedis.
The Mayor of Tamale, Hanan Gundadow disclosed this at a town hall meeting organised by the assembly on today. He stated that, the assembly currently provides 82 percent sanitation coverage, adding that, the adoption of the monthly national sanitation day has contributed significantly to keep the metropolis relatively clean.
He comended security agencies in the metropolis for their tremendous contribution to the National Sanitation Day. Mr. Gundadoo however expressed displeasure over the high level of apathy among ordinary citizens of the metropolis on matters of sanitation and appealed for change. The Dakpema, Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni, urged residents to take sanitation issues seriously to keep cholera and other diseases away.
The foum provided citizens the opportunity to ask questions on sanitation in the metropolis, neglected tourist sites whiles some suggested ways of improving revenue generation at the Assembly.
Waste disposal remains a major challenge for the Tamale Metro Assembly