The Abeka Sanitation and Motor Court, has convicted eight persons for improper disposal of refuse at unauthorized places contrary to section 56 (a) and (b) of Act 851, of the Public Health Act 2012.
The eight, who are residents of Okaishie and its environs in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-metro, are Eneka Dokyi, Ebuka Nnora, Matthew Akrofi, Kofi Asare, Robert Goliete, Samuel Odoi, Ishmael Louis, Baba Idrisu, Kwame Akoto, Kwamena Afeleteh and Yaw Tsre.
[contextly_sidebar id=”vtXq8nJIO84TJa1uYDnbjvGjNN3CHfta”]The court presided over by Her Ladyship, Victoria Ghansah, fined the eight who pleaded guilty GHC 360 each, or in default serve three months’ imprisonment with hard labour.
She granted the remaining two who pleaded not guilty to a bail of GHC 1,000 each, with one surety. They are to reappear in court on December 7, 2017.
The prosecutor, Miss Delight Dzansi, who presented the case, said all the accused persons were caught and arrested between the hours of 10:00pm and 1:00am on the 27th and 28th of November 2017, by the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro Sanitation Task-force.
She said the accused persons who are garbage collectors, were arrested at Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB ) Makola branch, Railways, Okaishie, Pasico around Korle Lagoon, and GNTC; thereby causing those places to be unhygienic.
Mrs. Ghansah cautioned citizens to cultivate the habit of keeping their environment clean in order to make the city clean.