SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION UNIT

The Frontline Officers

The frontline officers of the Environmental Health and Sanitation are responsible for enforcing environmental health standards within the Wassa East District Assembly.

The specific responsibilities of these officers are as follows:

  • Creating and maintaining a database on all premises of environmental importance to the district

  • Inspection of all premises identified for their state of sanitation and public health e.g Domiciliary, Health care, Industries, Hospitality industries, schools, shops etc to ascertain as to their state of sanitation and necessary action taken for their remedy

  • Cleansing of thoroughfares, Markets and other public spaces

  • Collection and Sanitary disposal of waste

  • Food Hygiene

  • Environmental Sanitation Education

  • Control of rearing and straying of animals

  • Control of pest and vectors of diseases

  • Monitoring the observance of environmental standards

  • Disposal of Dead

  • Others

How to achieve the above

Serving on the central management board

Providing leadership direction to the sub teams

Collating and analyzing data

Identifying priority or generalizing problems.

Producing local plans of action

Creating and maintaining a database on all premises of environmental health importance

Monitoring and management of complaints

Planning health promotion activities in support of programmes being implemented

Interpreting sanitary bye-laws to the general public

STAFF STRENGTH:

S/N

CURRENT GRADE

NUMBER

1.

Environmental Health Analyst

1

2.

Senior Environmental Health Assistant

1

3.

Environmental Health Assistant

3

4.

Cleaners

8

5.

Labourers

5

The table above shows the numerical strength of the Unit headed by Mr. Obed Amos Yao Teli, the District Environmental Health Analyst.