The Gambia’s Ministry of Health is set to act against Sanitary Tanka Trucks that ignore health guidelines due to sewage spillages. Sankulleh Janko offers details.
The health ministry in a statement warns sanitary tanker truck owners to follow health protocols.
They observed trucks not practicing safe measures, posing health risks like infectious diseases.
The statement stresses the need for strict sanitary practices. The Directorate of Public Health Services urges all operators to stop non-compliant actions immediately.
Public Health officers across Gambia have been authorized to enforce health standards. Trucks not following regulations will be impounded.
Operators were further advised to develop emergency response plans to address system failures, leaks, or backups during sewage collection and transportation.
The statement concluded by cautioning against digging holes that could allow contaminated water to flow onto streets, violating environmental health laws.