Kasoa: A most filthy City

Posted by By at 7 October, at 14 : 58 PM Print

Kasoa: A most filthy City
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

 

Kasoa: A most filthy City

The gods know that we have use this column to campaign and clamour for a change in some of our attitudes, so that we can begin to live decent lives like other human species.

It is sad that in this age our people continue to live in conditions that are so dirty that they will be deemed unfit for animals in some countries.

Apart from pigs, very few animals enjoy living in filth.

Yet many of us do not see anything wrong or dehumanizing in preparing, selling and eating our food in absolute and shocking filth.

Many of our markets are located right inside stomach-churning fifth, with sewage-filled open gutters beside them.

And it is at these dirty environments that we buy and sell the food which we eat. In the process, we give ourselves diseases like cholera, which were eradicated in many countries centuries ago.

Kasoa, in the Central Region, is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing in the country. The former rural settlement has mushroomed into one gigantic, unplanned urban ghetto.

Kasoa city officials do not appear to have heard of urban planning, and the provision of basic service remains an alien concept to them.

Although city officials go round to collect all manner of tax, rent and tariffs from the people, there is no evidence of what the people’s taxes are spent on.

Over half a century of self-governance, officials continue to have the mindsets of colonialists – collect taxes from people without a care about their welfare.

The only good road in Kasoa remain the Accra to Winneba which dissected the town and this result in constant headache-inducing traffic-jams.

In Kasoa, every manner of pollution is the order of the day.

Every pavement is choked full with every manner of commercial activity. In total disregard for the laws, a good numbers of Christians come on the pavements with giant loudspeakers to blare ear-shattering noises. They do this every hour of the day with officials looking unconcerned – sometimes they join in admiring the law-breakers.

These pictures were taken on October 7, 2013 – two days after a downpour. The location was the Old Market which has been turned into a shopping-mall and a motor park.

I do not pretend to be an Urban Architect, but I believe that there is more we can do to help ourselves instead of wallowing in demeaning filth. And we do not need to go with a begging bowl to the Chinese, the Arab or the Europeans – we can do this by using a little bit of imagination.

City officials collect money from the sellers and union officials collect money from the drivers.

The question provoked here is: why can’t those that collect money use part of it to take care of the place?

Let us hope that the publication of these pictures will spur our officials to wake up from their deep slumber and start to do the correct thing.

Our people certainly deserve better.

Cynically, as attested by the last picture of a giant poster at the entrance to Kasoa, our officials want tourists to come and visit us and see our show of shame.

Tchaah!

This is the condition in one of Ghana’s fastest growing cities. It appears to be of no concern to officials that citizens continue to live in these appaling conditions.

At the end of their tenure, they award themselves, mouth-watering, out of this world, ex-gratia. See here: Ghana: The Audacity of Looting

 

Plug for Femi Akomolafe

Femi Akomolafe is a Freelance writer, Film & Video Documentary Producer, IT Consultant and Web-Designer.

His highly-acclaimed books (Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” and “Africa: It shall be well,” are now available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. The Daily Dispatch Office, Labone – Accra
  3. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  4. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.

They are also available on the internet. Here are useful links:

  1. Africa: it shall be well: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-introduction-in-pdf/

Africa: it shall be well is available for sale on Kindle books at this link: https://www.createspace.com/4820404

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: It shall be well’ could be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-a-free-chapter/

  1. Africa: Destroyed by the gods (How religiosity destroyed Africa) http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-introduction/

Africa: Destroyed by the gods is available for sale on Kindle books at this link: https://www.createspace.com/4811974

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: Destroyed by the gods’ could be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-free-chapter/

Read a review here

Femi maintains a blog @: www.alaye.biz/category/blog

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ekitiparapo

Gmail+: www.google.com/ +Femi Akomolafe; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/ Femi Akomolafe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ alayeclearsound dotbiz

Email: fakomolafe@gmail.com; Website: www.alaye.biz; BB PIN: 2383199B

 

 

Kasoa Filth 1

Kasoa Filth 1

Kasoa Filth 2

Kasoa Filth 2

Kasoa Filth 3

Kasoa Filth 3

Kasoa Filth 4

Kasoa Filth 4

Kasoa Filth 5

Kasoa Filth 5

Kasoa Filth 6

Kasoa Filth 6

Kasoa Filth 9

Kasoa Filth 7

Kasoa Filth 7

Kasoa Filth 7

Kasoa Filth 9

Kasoa Filth 8

Kasoa Filth 10

Kasoa Filth 9

Kasoa Filth 11

Kasoa Filth 10

Kasoa Filth 12

Kasoa Filth 11

Welcome to Central Region

 

 

About the Author

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and Correspondent for the New African magazine. Femi lives in both Europe and Africa, and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

Femi was the producer of the FOCUS ON AFRICANS TV Interview programme for the MultiTV Station.

He is also the CEO of Alaye Dot Biz Limited Dot Biz, a Kasoa-based Multimedia organisation that specialises in Audio and Video Production. He loves to shoot and edit video documentaries.

His highly-acclaimed books (“Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” “Africa: It shall be well,” “18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories” and “Ghana: Basic Facts + More”) are now available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. The Daily Dispatch Office, Labone – Accra
  3. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  4. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.
  5. African Kitchen in Amsterdam Bijlmer

Where to buy them online:

On Lulu Books:

18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories https://goo.gl/Skohtn

Ghana: Basic Facts + More: https://goo.gl/73ni99

Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://goo.gl/HHmFfr

Africa: It shall be well: https://goo.gl/KIMcIm

 

Africa: it shall be well

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4820404

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/QeFxbl

on Lulu Books: https://goo.gl/SQeoKD

 

Africa: Destroyed by the gods

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4811974

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/1z97ND

on Lulu Books: http://goo.gl/KIMcIm

 

My Lulu Books page: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/FemiAkomolafe

 

Get free promotional materials here:

  1. Africa: it shall be well: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-introduction-in-pdf/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: It shall be well’ could be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-a-free-chapter/

  1. Africa: Destroyed by the gods (How religiosity destroyed Africa) http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-introduction/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: Destroyed by the gods’ could be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-free-chapter/

Read a review here

Contact Femi:

Femi’s Blog:
www.alaye.biz/category/blog
Website: www.alaye.biz
Femi on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/author/femiakomolafe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ekitiparapo
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/alayeclearsound;
Gmail+: https://plus.google.com/112798710915807967908;
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/femiakomolafe

Email: fakomolafe@gmail.com

Kindly help me share the books’ links with your friends and, grin, please purchase your copies.

Comradely,

Femi Akomolafe

 

[paypal_donation]

 

Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutubeby feather
 

Alayedotbiz, Blog, Polemics, Random Musings, Uncategorized , , , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Post Your Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Support us with your Paypal Donations