District Environmental Health Officer, Sefwi Akontombra District Assembly
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit has the mandate to ensure that all factors that tend to have adverse effects on human health in the environment are brought under control. It therefore behooves the Environmental Health Department, with support from the Assembly, to ensure that this responsibility is executed in accordance with the Environmental laws.
We believe that every person should have a safe place to work and a healthy safe neighborhood to call home. We also believe clean air, clean water, safe food, safe workplaces and sustainable communities are fundamental to improving population health.
The purpose of the Environmental Health Department is to ensure the prevention of any hazard or negative impact the environment may have on human health and safety.
The department is therefore to assess, correct, control and prevent those factors in the environment which can adversely affect the health of both present and the unborn generations.
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Department exist to maintain a clean, safe and pleasant environment in all human settlements, to promote the social, economic and physical well-being of all sections of the population.
The vision of the Environmental Health Department is to improve and promote public health standards of all people in the district.