The Environmental Health Service Unit (EHSU) of the Adentan Municipal Assembly (ADMA) has successfully screened 1216 food vendors in the municipality during the first quarter of 2023. This crucial initiative ensures that all food vendors are medically fit to prepare meals for public consumption, emphasizing the safety and well-being of the general public.

The screening process, conducted by the dedicated officers of the EHSU, aims to verify the health status of food vendors, ensuring that they adhere to the necessary hygiene standards. The officers responsible for the screening highlighted that overall, the process went smoothly without any major challenges. However, they did note a recurring issue where some vendors failed to show up for the screening after purchasing and completing the required forms. This lack of participation was attributed to vendors relocating or deciding to discontinue their food vending businesses.

In addition to the successful screening efforts, the officers acknowledged certain irregularities in waste collection within the municipality. They attributed these issues to various factors, including frequent breakdowns of waste collection vehicles, the distance to landfill sites, defaults in refuse levy payments, and the high cost of fuel. However, the Adentan Municipal Assembly has taken several measures to address these challenges.

The Assembly has proactively facilitated the acquisition of transfer stations, which will significantly reduce travel and turnaround times for waste collection vehicles. This intervention aims to streamline waste management processes and enhance the efficiency of waste collection operations. Moreover, the Assembly has actively supported efforts to retrieve lost revenue for waste service providers, ensuring sustainable waste management practices.

To combat the irregular collection of waste, the Adentan Municipal Assembly has encouraged waste segregation, recycling, and reuse. These measures promote responsible waste disposal practices and help alleviate the burden on waste collection services. By promoting waste reduction and recycling initiatives, the municipality aims to mitigate the impact of irregular waste collection and create a cleaner and healthier environment for its residents.

The EHSU officers reiterated their commitment to ensuring the well-being of the community through these essential initiatives. They encouraged food vendors to actively participate in the screening process and emphasized the importance of maintaining high standards of hygiene in food preparation. Additionally, they urged residents to cooperate with waste management guidelines, including waste segregation and proper disposal, to support the municipality’s efforts in keeping the environment clean and sustainable.

The successful screening of 1216 food vendors demonstrates ADMA’s dedication to safeguarding public health and ensuring the safety of its residents. By proactively addressing challenges in waste management and promoting responsible practices, the municipality is actively working towards creating a healthier and more sustainable living environment for all.

 

SOURCE: ISD, ADENTAN

AdMA EHSU Screens 1216 Food Vendors in the Municipality

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