Circle traders turn streets into waste dumping sites

By Naa Betty Mingle

(Right)The rubbish piled up behind the Pedestrian Mall (left) The waterlogged part of the fence wall of the Mall

(Right)The rubbish piled up behind the Pedestrian Mall (left) The waterlogged part of the fence wall of the Mall

Traders in and around the Circle Pedestrian Mall have turned some part of the streets just behind the mall into a refuse dump, where they throw their rubbish.

A credit seller told the file that this started when a burnt container was abandoned in the area.

She said this continued when broken tables some traders use in selling their items were also left there.

It was then followed by other items, which has now turned the place into a waste dumping site.

According to her, the situation has been there for some time without any intervention from the city authorities, and has now taken over the entire street. Another thing the file noticed was that the site where the rubbish has accumulated is full of water which causing a serious stink in the area.

Aside this, it is gradually weakling the wall of the Pedestrian Mall, which could result in it collapse very soon.

The stagnant water is a result of the recent rains, and because the street is undulating.

The most interesting part of the situation, the File realised, was that there was a woman roasting ripe plantain just at the edge of the street where the stinking water is, and people find nothing wrong in buying her food.

This could pose health hazards to people who patronise it, since flies are all over the place, due to the smell.

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