BOMEH BLAST EXPOSES OPERATION CLEAN FREETOWN

It is said by many residing in the eastern part of the capital Freetown that ‘it is but a shame and disgrace to Government and people of Sierra Leone, especially those residing in Freetown, to have allowed the city’s main dumping ground (Bomeh) exploded owing to piled mountain of debris.

The debris/filth literally had blocked the main Bai Bureh Road in the Akram Community east of Freetown.

Isatu Sesay said, “This situation has been for years and authorities concerned seem not moved by it at all.”

She attested to the fact that the overflow of garbage at the Bomeh site could not be unconnected to the weariness of institutions, whose mandates cover the cleaning of the city.

“We have reported this issue severally to the Freetown City Council, but nothing has been done to fix the situation,” she said.

Amadu Sesay, another resident told New Age that because the filth emits heat, there is the likelihood that dangerous gases are produced on a daily basis, which implies also that there’s a high possibility seeing people contacting airborne and other communicable diseases.

Others say the Bomeh vicinity is a complete disgust to people.

They say because of the lack of care given to the site, it has outlived its usefulness and the stench that oozes out of it has led to the emergence of many diseases in the country.

Many condemned the much-trumpeted Operation Clean Freetown, adding that they expected council management to have brought a robust change in the area of keeping the City clean.

“That the initiative is also almost dead and the situation at the dumping site has become worsen,” they told New Age.

It is a widely-held view by many Sierra Leoneans that Freetown is one of the filthiest places in Sierra Leone.
Some Sierra Leoneans have described the situation at the Bomeh dumping site as ‘neglect of human rights’ on the part of the institution charged with the responsibilities of cleaning the city.

They said it is an easy way of contacting diseases and it hampers the works of maintaining a healthy society.

The issue of hungry and vulnerable Sierra Leoneans scavenging with pigs for rotten and poisonous food at the Bomeh site is no doubt the result of ground breaking infections.

It has been a habit among extremely poor people to search for expired food there.

It could be recalled that sometimes early last year a foreign Businessman imported an expired chicken, but some hungry and shameless people scrambled to grab cartoons of rotten chickens at the same Bomeh filth depositing site.

The public therefore demand that Operation Clean Freetown maintains the devastating state of Bomeh by pushing back the garbage so that a healthy Sierra Leone could be maintained and foreigners who are entering the city will not class them as filthy people.

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  • October 9, 2017 at 8:26 am
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