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Tetegu residents discharge faeces into River Densu

Cholera episodes and other dangerous transferable sicknesses are inescapable in Tetegu, Oblogo, Weija and encompassing networks as the downpours set in.

A television XYZ meticulous examinations show that other than gagged channels and foulness overwhelming the town, families are diverting feces into the Densu waterway which is a wellspring of vocation for indigenes.


The danger is higher as the majority of the impacted regions are flood-inclined.


At the point when XYZ columnist Piesie Okrah visited a portion of the networks nearby, the contamination was weighty as trash should have been visible drifting unreservedly in the stream.


Tei, an angler who has been chipping away at the waterway for quite a long time lamented the degree of contamination in the stream which he says was once a wellspring of drinking water for the indigenes.


"Today, dealing with this waterway is definitely not a decent encounter on account of the degree of contamination that has occurring here," he told Piesie Okrah.

He said he and different partners who have been fishing in the Densu stream generally collect plastics and different squanders on everyday schedule.


"Aside from reaping a piece of waste which is found in the stream, the existences of the fishes in the waterway are compromised by the homegrown exercises around," Tei showed.


As per the water Assets Commission, there are around 18 fish species in the Densu including the Weija Repository. In any case, the most normally fished species are Tilapia and Mud-fish.


Tei says the fishes are becoming wiped out because of the weighty contamination.


"We used to get mudfish and different species but since of the waste being tossed into the stream, the fishes we get look unfortunate," he added. "Here and there a few of us get fishes that have gulped diapers and dung."

Asked how they treat such fishes that had ingested condoms and different squanders, Tei noticed that the fishmongers dress them and discard the loss prior to sending them to the market.


Examinations by XYZ News uncover that fishes, for example, tilapia from the Densu stream end up on business sectors along the Tetegu-Kasoa parkway.


Different business sectors are the Galilea market and others dispersed at Tetegu and Weija.


The Fisheries Commission trusts the Ecological Assurance Organization (EPA) is liable for forestalling contamination.


Dr Lawrence Armah Ahiah, the Head of Inland Fisheries at the Fisheries Commission said the Commission have in the past worked together with the nearby congregations and the EPA to stop a few criminal operations along waterway banks.

"The soundness of the fishes, their turn of events and their supportability is the order of the Fisheries Commission however when individuals are dirtying the water, that is crafted by the EPA," Dr Ahiah expressed in a meeting with Piesie Okrah.


Asked what the Fisheries Commission needs to do about the circumstance, Dr Ahiah said they will "later development" and screen what is happening and "explore" yet in addition added that the EPA should move to stop the contamination.


Different occupants who addressed XYZ News showed that the Gathering has wouldn't give a spot to the inhabitants to dump their deny.


"There was a Zoomlion holder, here around the extension on this stream yet for a long time, they have chosen not to bring it here once more and that is the reason the borla [refuse] is everywhere. At the point when it downpours, it floats to our homes," another angler told XYZ News.

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