The Environmental Health and Sanitation section is a unit of the Assembly responsible for sanitation management. It focuses on health promotion and development of broad based strategies to prevent diseases and reduce environmental hazards in communities.
The key functions among others are;
- Waste management
- Environmental health and standards enforcement
- Food, meat hygiene and management of slaughtering facilities
- Inspection of premises and enforcement of sanitary regulations.
- Arrest, impounding and auctioning of stray animals.
- Health promotion and education.
- Cemetery management and disposal of the dead.
- Sanitation management in markets, public places, institutions and hospitality industries.
- Promotion of households and institutional toilets.
(10)Dissemination of sanitary information.
- Zoning the municipality for door to door waste collection under franchise agreements.
- Assigning Environmental Health Officers to demarcated wards for sanitary inspections
- Sensitization and public education on good sanitation practices in communities and institutions
- Undertaking daily drain disilting, monthly clean-up exercises and periodic waste evacuations.
- Issuing of notices of abatement and prosecution of sanitary offenders.
- Monitoring and supervision of staff and sanitation delivery services.
- Identifying sanitary facilities for provision of comprehensive services.
- Recommending appropriate policies and regulating the operations of sanitation service providers.
- Capacity development for staff to enhance work efficiency and effectiveness.
The Unit aspires to make the municipality clean by constantly improving on strategies in sanitation delivery services.