Wood Camp Garbage Raises Grave Health, Sanitation Hazards in Paynesville

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Stinking garbage dumped at the Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville continues to raise grave health and sanitation hazards to the detriment of pharmacy operators, residents and business entities in Paynesville.

Very sadly, the mountain of garbage continues to send out offensive odors into homes and business entities near the Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville.

The rotten garbage has been dumped at the Paynesville City Corporation’s (PCC) designated site for the past three weeks and no attempt is in sight to collect and dispose it, to the grave discomfort of residents, businesspeople and concerned health groups.

Health and related groups concerned about the unsanitary conditions of Wood Camp Junction include pharmacies and drug store proprietors.

The garbage has posed an insurmountable challenge to the sanitation workers of the PCC and the sanitation company responsible to clear the rotten dirt from the area.

Hence, mini restaurants, entertainment centers and cookshops operating in the vicinity of the stinking garbage have expressed grave concern over the situation and sounded repeated appeals to the PCC authorities.

But these complaints have not generated any serious attention from the leadership of the PCC and other stakeholders in the sanitation sector of Paynesville commercial district.

Residents and businesspeople in the area have begun holding consultations on how to engage the PCC authorities in order to take practical steps.

Asked what kind of engagements they intend to undertake, some of the residents and businesspeople pointed out that sit-in actions and peaceful demonstration in Paynesville are among the options being considered.

Many residents and businesspeople have underscored the need for the change of planning, strategies and execution in the garbage collection and disposal processes in some parts of Paynesville and its environs.

They stressed the need for the consideration for residents and businesspeople to take part in the planning, designing of strategies and execution of plans in the garbage collection and disposal processes in Paynesville.

“I want the PCC workers and the sanitation company responsible to collect and dispose of the dirt from the Wood Camp Junction everyday and not every week,” Pharmacy operator Cyrus B. Sackie pleaded.

Mini cookshop operator Ma-Fatu Kermue stressed that the dirt should be cleared during the night hours in order to avoid the offensive odors overtaking the prepared food.

Wood Camp drugstore proprietor Francis B. Yarkpawolo underscored the need for the collection and disposal of the stink and rotten should dirt be sustained and maintained every day.

Despite the frantic efforts mounted recently by the Sanitation Company and PCC authorities to clear the dirt, the situation continues to degenerate as the dirt continues to climb.

However, low ranking officials told the Daily Observer at the weekend that in spite of the many challenges and constraints, efforts would continue to be exerted and clear the dirt from the Wood Camp junction in Paynesville.

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