Residents of Kasoa are opposing vehemently to what they describe as an outrageous waste management fees strictly imposed on them by the Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly.
In a narrative to Pinknews, the residents indicated that dustbins have been supplied to them by a private waste management company known as Sisbros.
Per the arrangement of the Assembly with Sisbros, residents at Walantu, a suburb in Kasoa are required to mandatorily subscribe to the services of Sisbros at a monthly rate for GHC 40.00 and GHC 30.00 according to the sizes of waste bins supplied to them by the waste management company.
The residents are most concerned about the sizes of waste bins been forcefully supplied to them and contend that they are too small for such amounts.
They mentioned that the waste management company is expected to collect refuse from the containers twice every month whereas the containers are too small in sizes to contain rubbish for the two-week period before collection.
The residents are also concerned about the fact that, those who fail to subscribe to the service of the waste management company are been dragged to court.
After a systematic check, Pinknews can authoritatively report that residents are been fraudulently charged since sisbros company has failed to provide the specified dustbins in the Memorandum of Understanding between them and the assembly.
It is, however, sad to also report that, the assembly which is expected to have shielded ordinary citizens is rather conniving with the waste management company to fraudulently charge them.
In a telephone conversation with the municipal sanitation officer, Godson Lodo, he admitted that the kinds of waste containers supplied to residents are not those specified under the MOU.
This he attributed to the fact that, the company is a starter and cannot afford those kinds of containers that were specified.
Questions are therefore been raised about why the assembly could connive with a private company to engage in such a corrupt and fraudulent venture.