Residents of Tema Newtown, are sitting on a time bomb, due to the excessive dumping and burning of rubbish by some squatters and scrap dealers and rubbish collectors, around a gas filling station at Zigi shore, in the Homowo Electoral Area.
The enclave of the Coegan gas filling station has been turned into a dumping site, by some rubbish collectors who transport their rubbish to the area with the aid of a tricycle.
When Atinkanews got to the area, several tricycles loaded with rubbish were seen heading towards the dumping site to offload them, whiles some scrap dealers who had set ablaze the heap of rubbish, were also seen busily picking out copper wires as well as other materials they deemed valuable.
Some residents in the area, who spoke to Atinkanews, expressed fears over the threat such activities poses to their lives and properties, due to the proximity to the gas filling station.
A senior manager of the gas filling station which has been in existence before the latest development, Robert Annan, expressed his disappointment in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly and that of the Tema Mayor, Felix Nii Anang-La, who he accused of failing to deal with the situation, despite several petitions and plead to his office.
He said they are always in constant fears anytime they see smoke coming from the dumping site.
He said the dumping of refuse indiscriminately into the Chemu lagoon by these squatters and rubbish collectors, has resulted in his facility, getting flooded anytime it rains.
Checks indicate that the Tema Metropolitan Assembly is fully aware of these irresponsible acts, which poses a threat to the lives and properties in the area.
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