A three-week unattended garbage dump at a four-road junction of Wood Camp and Parker Paint continues to raise serious health hazard in Paynesville.
Angry and frustrated residents and private pharmacy owners have sounded an urgent appeal to the Paynesville City Corporation, (PCC) to place first premium on the disposal of the rotten garbage.
A garbage bin posted by a sanitation company has been over whelmed by the huge volume of dirt dumped by residents and business entities from the Wood Camp and Edward Komo Sackor communities.
According to the affected residents and businesspeople, the long stay of the rotten garbage has generated grave concern as it poses serious health and environmental hazards.
The rotten garbage continues to play host to hundreds of flies, cockroaches, scorpions and deadly animal species.
The affected residents and businesspeople had on many occasions expressed outrage over the garbage stench and its attending health and environmental consequences.
The residents and businesspeople also pointed that they have repeatedly stressed the need to partake in the planning, management, execution and disposal of the garbage the Wood Camp and Parker Paint Junction in Paynesville, but the Paynesville City authorities have paid them no heed.
The old Parker Paint facilities near the rotten garbage continue to be threatened by the offensive odors and deadly and dangerous scorpions and problematic ants in search of food.
A pharmacy owner, Stevenson B. Kolleh, whose business is situated few yards from the garbage dump, told the Daily Observer Tuesday that the offensive odor was not only hazardous but gradually destroying the medical contents of the drugs.
Mr. Kolleh stressed the need for the swift removal of the rotten dirt in order to avoid an imminent outbreak of water and air borne diseases in the area.
“I think the swift removal of the dirt would enhance the health, sanitary and environmental conditions of the residents and other businesspeople in the immediate premises,” Mr. Kolleh emphasized.
Several occupants and businesses operating in the Barr’s compound also expressed grave concern over the long delay of the stench of garbage in front of the old Parker Paint’s premises at Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville.
“We are now innocent victims of circumstances over which we have no control. We want the Paynesville City Corporation to design another strategy to free our city from rotten garbage,” Kennedy Zubah Barr stressed.
A roast meat seller Ms. Rose Martin Sackie, two yards away from the stench of garbage, pleaded with the PCC leadership to remove the garbage everyday instead of every week.