Chiefs and queen-mothers, he said, could do this effectively by passing bye-laws and guidelines that would control indiscriminate disposal of waste and plastic and other materials in their localities.
Accompanied by Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, and other staff of the Ministry, Mr Agyekum was in the districts to sensitize the local people on the forthcoming National Sanitation Day (NSD).
Brong-Ahafo Region is to host the 10th edition of the NSD, slated for Saturday September 5, which would be attended by President John Dramani Mahama, Ministers of State and Members of Parliament, in Sunyani.
Mr Agyekum expressed concern about the haphazard way and manner people throw away plastic materials, especially sachet and polythene bags, indicating that until citizens changed such uncouth attitude, effort in controlling outbreak of communicable diseases would not yield any positive results.
He explained that the Ministry had made available about 10,000 waste bins to be distributed in local communities in the Region, stressing that with the supply of the waste bins people had no excuse to dump waste indiscriminately.
Mr Adjei emphasized that development in the Region was on course, and asked the people to retain the government in Election 2016.
He warned that if the people fail to renew the mandate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), most of the on-going projects would be abandoned.
Mr Adjei assured the people in the area that the government would ensure that the construction of the Atebubu-Kajaji road progressed steadily and was completed on schedule