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Accra, July 18, GNA – The Abeka Sanitation and
Motor Magistrate Court has prosecuted 21 residents of Lapaz and its environs
within the Okaikoi North Sub-metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

They were fined various amounts of money
totalling GH¢720.00 for contravening Section 56(a) and (b) of Act 851, Public
Health Act (2012).

In default of the fines they would serve six
months impr

Accra, July 18, GNA – The Abeka Sanitation and
Motor Magistrate Court has prosecuted 21 residents of Lapaz and its environs
within the Okaikoi North Sub-metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

They were fined various amounts of money
totalling GH¢720.00 for contravening Section 56(a) and (b) of Act 851, Public
Health Act (2012).

In default of the fines they would serve six
months imprisonment each for dumping refuse at unauthorised places.

The court presided by Mrs Victoria Ghansah
cautioned persons who flouted sanitation laws and that anyone caught would be
given severe sanctions to serve as deterrents.

She advised the offenders to be ambassadors of
clean environment, adding that; “in this county people act like there are no
laws on sanitation.”

Mrs Ghansah urged that; “until one finds a
dust bin, there is the need to keep any generated refuse and dispose it off at
an approved location.”

She called on the AMA to get residents who had
not yet registered under the polluter-pay policy to do so.

Mr Angle Ketadjo, the Sub-metro Director of
Okaikoi North said for some time now some unscrupulous persons had been dumping
refuse on the streets of Lapaz along the ‘N1’ Highway in the night making the
road unattractive.

“Due to this, the sub-metro formed a taskforce
including the Police to curb the menace which could lead to the outbreak of
cholera and other related diseases,” he said.

Mr Ketadjo said the sanitation offenders were
caught dumping the rubbish at Lapaz main road and others were also caught at
the Lapaz Market.

He said the exercise would continue for the
next three months to curb illegal disposal of waste in the sub-metro and also ensure
that needed changes in attitude was realised.

The Sub-metro Director said the exercise would
cover ceremonial roads at Achimota, Tesano, Abeka and their environs.

GNA


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