Jaman South District to screen food vendors
Drobo (B/A), April 30, GNA – Traditional and commercial
caterers in Jaman South District are to undergo a screening exercise to
ensure that they are healthy enough to continue with their operations.
Mr. Ofori Ampofo, the District Environmental Officer, told the
GNA in an interview that the exercise would cover both food and
alcoholic beverage vendors.
He said his outfit would undertake the exercise in collaboration
with the district assembly and St Mary's Hospital to ensure that
vendors “infected with contagious and other diseases do not pass
them on to customers.”
The move is also meant to rid the district of many communicable
diseases that have surfaced in the district through food sold to the
public and to manage the situation to curtail future occurrence, Mr
He said there had been an upsurge in ailments such as cholera and
tuberculosis and this had been attributed to the kind of food sold by