Member of Parliament for the Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Clement Apaak, has responded to the cry of traders in the area over the poor sanitation in the Fumbisi market.
The traders for the past two years have expressed worry over the lack of places of convenience in the market which according to them had created a lot of inconveniences for them as well as buyers.
They said the situation had been persistent over the years, and called on authorities to solve the problem before it became a health disaster.
But speaking on A1 Radio, the MP who is seeking re-election, admitted to the worrying situation and stated that plans were underway to build 4 urinary structures in the market.
According to him, 1 out of the planned 4 urinary facilities to be constructed had so far been completed.
“The traders in the market raised several concerns that were making it impossible for them to give their best in terms of doing their trade; one of them was the fact that portions of the market have become waterlogged. The other important issue was a place of convenience. In doing so, I concluded that it was my responsibility to intervene in whatever way I can. So it was on this basis that we (I and the Assemblyman for Fumbisi Central) decided that I will finance personally the construction of four urinary pits and we have completed the first one. We are working on the next one and we are hoping that we will be able to do all four.” He explained.
In addition, Dr. Apaak revealed how he was tackling the issue of the market becoming muddy during the rainy season.
He added, “My intervention at least is to ease this pressure while we are looking at what we can do to address this issue holistically so it’s not just urinary pits. I’ve also finance personally the re-graveling of the portions of the market that are prone to stagnant water.”
Reiterating his commitment to the constituency, Dr. Apaak urged the constituents to keep faith in him for continuous development.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah/Ghana