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The Abeka Sanitation and Motor Court has prosecuted 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.
The court presided over by Her Ladyship, Victoria Ghansah, fined the eight who pleaded guilty GHC 360 each or in default three months’ imprisonment with hard labour and granted the remaining two who pleaded not guilty bail of GHC 1000 each with one surety and are to reappear 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 pm and 1 am on the 27th and 28th of November 2017 by the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro Sanitation Taskforce.
She said the accused persons who are garbage collectors were arrested at GCB Bank Makola branch, Railways, Okaishie, Pasico around Korle Lagoon, and GNTC; thereby causing those places to be unsightly and unhygienic.
Mrs Ghansah cautioned citizens to cultivate the habit of keeping their environment clean in order to make the city clean.