General News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
The Abeka Sanitation and Motor Court has fined eight persons an amount of GH¢ 360 each or in default three months’ imprisonment with hard labour for improper disposal of refuse at unauthorized places in Accra.
Two other accused persons, who pleaded not guilty were granted bail of GH¢ 1,000 each with one surety and would re-appear on December 7, 2017. The accused are residents of Okaishie and its environs in the Ashiedu Keteku Sub-Metro.
They are Eneka Dokyi, Ebuka Nnora, Matthew Akrofi, Kofi Asare, Robert Goliete, Samuel Odoi, Ishmael Louis, Baba Idrisu, Kwame Akoto, Kwamena Afeleteh and Yaw Tsre.
Their actions contravene section 56(a) and (b) of Act 851 of the Public Health Act 2012.
Miss Delight Dzansi, the prosecutor said all the accused persons were caught and arrested between the hours of 2200 hours and 0100 hours on November 27 and 28, this year, by the Ashiedu Keteku Sub-Metro Sanitation Taskforce.
She said the accused were arrested around the Ghana Commercial Bank Makola branch, Railways, Okaishie, Pasico around Korle Lagoon, and GNTC for causing unsightly and unhygienic sight in the areas.
The court cautioned the citizens to desist from acts of indiscipline and cultivate the habit of keeping their environment clean.