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EPA wages war on unhygienic food vendors

May 5, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Environmental health officers in the Kumasi metropolis have vowed to clamp down on food vendors who operate under insanitary conditions.

The officers have also begun sensitising residents to abide by good sanitary practices to avoid contracting cholera and other transmitted diseases.

This is part of proactive measures city authorities have adopted to avert a possible cholera outbreak in the metropolis.

The concerns come after the Ghana Health Service issued a cholera alert and urged all its regional directorates to step up their surveillance to forestall a possible outbreak of the disease.

Speaking to Class News, the Deputy Environmental Health Officer at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Eric Gyasi, advised residents to stop buying from vendors who sell at dirty places.

He also warned that the assembly would soon go after food vendors who flout its sanitation laws.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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