The Tema Metropolitan Assembly says plans are underway to relocate the Kpone Landfill site to Sege, near Ada.
In an interview after fire-fighters of the Ghana National Fire Service put out a ravaging fire at the Kpone site, the Metropolitan Chief Executive Felix Mensah Nii Annang-La, said the landfill site is overly stretched due to the amount of refuse deposited daily.
He said the TMA is collaborating with Zoomlion to relocate the site from Kpone to Sege. Assistant Divisional Officer of the Devtraco Fire Station, Bright Nana Sarfor said the office received a distress call about the fire at the Kpone landfill site.
He said preliminary investigations show that the firemight be from the activities of scavengers.
According to Mr Sarfor, the scavengers set the fire to help them unravel cables and other materials for sales but forgot to put out the fire. He called on the authorities to regulate the activities of the scavengers to prevent future outbreaks.