Ga East Assembly to control Pantang refuse dump
He said the site did not serve as a disposal point for residents of the Ga East Municipality alone but served many other assemblies within the Accra Metropolitan Area.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr Sackey said the dump served the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ga West Municipal, Ledzorkuku Municipal, and Ga Central among others.
He said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had requested the closure of the dump site on the grounds of health and protection of the environment.
He said the closure of the site would cost the dependant assemblies much money to manage the waste generated since the alternative site was not ready for use.
Mr Sackey, therefore, assured the EPA of the assembly's support and promised to continue monitoring the activities at the site to promote good health in the area.
He said Zoom Lion Ghana Limited, managers of the site, would continue the regular compacting and covering, periodic spraying against flies and rodents, and undertake a 24-hour surveillance to help control fire at the site.
'They would also strengthen the existing regulation for vehicles that patronise the site, meeting with the scavengers to educate them on the dangers of burning the refuse and meeting with residence to minimize the problems of the site.
'The assembly will also work with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to assist in fast-tracking the necessary protocol the waste company will need for smooth take off of the project,' he said.