Residents and traders at the Ashiaman Valco Flat market are battling with two unhealthy scents emanating from a public toilet and ganja boys.
Spider Toilet, the popular name of the public facility, has for over two decades now, been a haven for ‘wee’ smokers and the bad smell from the facility and the smoke from the ‘wee’ have been making the area a difficult one to live in.
The toilet sits very close to the market and around the facility are crowded smaller kiosks, where the ganja is sold. Toffees and drinks, laced with ‘wee’, are also traded in the kiosk. Night time in the area is a nauseating one, as the pungent smell from the toilet and ‘wee’ smoke contaminate the atmosphere of the area.
Furthermore, a thoroughfare behind the toilet becomes a ‘no go area’ – as anybody who tries to ply that thoroughfare is likely to be robbed of their valuables by the ‘wee’ smokers, most of whom have been described as hardened criminals by residents living in that area.
Residents have wondered why managers of the toilet facility have always failed to disinfect the place to reduce the nauseating smell that emanates from it.
According to some market women and residents The Chronicle spoke to, they are yet to see the Ashiaman Assembly try to address the several complaints they had lodged at their office, regarding the health risk the pungent smell from the toilet is posing.
On the smoke from the ‘wee’ smokers, residents and market women said the police once swooped on the boys and those who traded in the herbs and hope that another move would be embarked on by the police.
They fear their children could be taking to such bad acts, should the area not be cleared of such miscreants. They also fear innocent girls and ladies may be sexually abused by the ‘wee’ smokers.
A ‘wee’ smoker, who gave his name as ‘Jato’, told The Chronicle that the sickening smell from the toilet causes some of them to smoke marijuana.
Jato said they are not ruffians and added that they relate very well with the market women and residents.
Source: The Chronicle
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