Three caretakers of private hostels near the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) face legal action over an accusation that loo spillage from their toilet facilities creates unsanitary problems for residents in the area and students.
A visit to the hostels by Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor revealed that Caesar Palace, Saab and Afrani hostels allegedly dislodge faecal waste in ways that create stench in the area.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, some affected residents said they could no longer stand the stench of the toilet spillage and called on authorities after their persistent complaints fell on deaf ears.
The complaint followed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Luv and Nhyira FM’s sanitation campaign.
“Anytime they discharge their toilets into these pipe systems, I can’t sleep in my room and I have to move to the hall because I can’t bear the smell. Even from the gate, the whole place is smelling which is unhygienic,” a resident lamented.
Another resident added that she nauseates anytime she gets to the environment and has to leave home by 5:am.
The sanitation authorities have asked the private hostels to renovate their waste facilities to fix the problem.
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