Asantehene expresses worry about cholera outbreak

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has expressed disgust about the cholera outbreak in Ghana which is claiming so many lives In the country.

The Asantehene added that it is a disgrace to all Ghanaians in this modern day and age, calling on the public to do their best to curb the cholera outbreak.

He said this when officials from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development paid him a courtesy call at Manhyia palace in Kumasi and commended the government for their pragmatic effort in dealing with the situation.

The Asantehene asked for the strengthening of sanitation courts to punish those who litter if government’s planned nationwide clean-up exercise, scheduled for November, is to be sustained.

He pledged support for the government policy but added that short of the enforcement of sanitation bye-laws, the initiative will not get the needed results.

During the visit by Ashanti Regional Minister Dr Samuel Sarpong, Local Government Minister Mr Julius Debrah and his deputies, Dr Sarpong said the government is seriously working around the clock to fight the epidemic disease.

Cholera has claimed nearly 200 lives with over 17,000 cases reported.