I’ll arrest you if… – DCE threatens residents over clear-up train

Basic Information of Wednesday, eleven February 2015

Supply: As we speak Newspaper

Mahama Cleanup

District Chief Government (DCE) for Wassa Amenfi, Stephen Badu Acheampong, has threatened to arrest anyone in his district who doesn’t flip up for the subsequent common clear-up dubbed; Nationwide Sanitation Day.

The DCE, who was annoyed by the low turnout for the sanitation train in his district after deploying all that he thought have been methods that would appeal to his individuals to take part within the cleansing train, warned that within the coming months anyone who doesn’t take part, can be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

After collection of notices that anyone who would open his/her store or retailer can be handled, the DCE realised that the outlets have been closed however the individuals weren’t cleansing their environments, not even the place they operated their companies.

Once more, many individuals have been seen standing idle and watching the only a few individuals who have been cleansing principal roads inside the district.

“After the train, myself, the police and a few others met and have come to a conclusion that the regulation have to be made to work in our district, and be sure that individuals see the Sanitation Day as one thing for the entire nation and never for some individuals,” Mr. Badu Acheampong advised Host of Anopa Bosuo on Kasapreko FM, Kwaku Anane.

Admitting that the sanitation train had failed as soon as once more, the aggrieved DCE said that “that’s the reason I say the regulation should work and people who absent themselves be handled.”

In response to him, there was no want for any parliamentary approval earlier than they get a authorized stand to prosecute absentees as District Assemblies had bye-legal guidelines which allowed them to prosecute individuals who don’t attend communal labour workouts.

“This can be a type of communal labour, and in our villages whoever doesn’t attend communal labour is handled, and that is one other type of communal labour so nobody can say that we should always get approval from Parliament earlier than we prosecute those that don’t take part,” he argued.

The District Meeting organized a stakeholders assembly with excessive-profile opinion leaders within the district two days earlier than the sanitation train, with a view to incorporate all of them and their individuals however have been stunned to document low numbers once more.

The opinion leaders who attended the stakeholders assembly included conventional and non secular leaders, leaders of enterprise associations and transport unions within the district. The stakeholders raised numerous points which of their view had hampered the success of the Sanitation train nationally and referred to as on the meeting to do properly to deal with them.

Whereas a few of them complained that the meeting had ignored them from the very starting of the train, others said that the meeting had been grossly ineffective in managing sanitation points within the district and had left it within the palms of radio presenters and commentators.

In the meantime an area authorities skilled within the space, Anthony Kwame Darko, had disagreed with the DCE’s intention to criminalise non-participation of the Nationwide Sanitation Day, saying it isn’t backed by any regulation.

Mr. Darko, who’s a former Presiding Member of the Wassa Akropong District Meeting, identified that authorities’s strategy to the Nationwide Sanitation Day wants a redress.