Assembly bans use of lorry tyres for meat processing


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By
Adu Gyemfi, GNA

Asamankese (E/R),
Sept. 29, GNA – The West Akyem Municipal Assembly has passed a bye-law banning
the use of lorry tyres in the processing of meat for sale by butchers and
slaughter houses in the Municipality.

Any butcher who
breaches the bye-law will be liable on conviction to a fine of between 50 and
100 penalty units (GH¢ 600 – GH¢ 1200) or in default imprisonment to a ter

By
Adu Gyemfi, GNA

Asamankese (E/R),
Sept. 29, GNA – The West Akyem Municipal Assembly has passed a bye-law banning
the use of lorry tyres in the processing of meat for sale by butchers and
slaughter houses in the Municipality.

Any butcher who
breaches the bye-law will be liable on conviction to a fine of between 50 and
100 penalty units (GH¢ 600 – GH¢ 1200) or in default imprisonment to a term not
exceeding six months or both.

The Assembly passed
another bye-law to prohibit the use of passenger vehicles, including taxi cabs,
for transporting dead bodies to and from hospital mortuaries.

The bye-law permits
only ambulances and hearses for transporting dead bodies and drivers who breach
that provision are liable on conviction to a fine of between 20 to 30 penalty
units, which is equivalent to between GH¢ 240.00 to GH¢ 360.00.

Mr Seth Oduro, the
Municipal Chief Executive, said the Assembly had provided over 200 street
lights to improve visibility in the electoral areas to reduce crime at night.

He said there was an ongoing
programme to fix all faulty street lights, especially in the Asamankesse and
Osanase townships, to improve visibility.

“The fixing and
replacement of all faulty street lights will soon be replicated in all the
major towns in the Municipality,” he said.

Mr Oduro said the
Assembly had procured and installed CCTV surveillance facility at its
Administrative Block to check pilfering of items such as motorbikes, used tyres
and vehicle parts, which had been stolen on several occasions.

He said a clock-in
system had also been installed at the premises to check lateness and
absenteeism by staff.

GNA


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