The Environmental Sanitation Taskforce of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly over the weekend arrested fourteen (14) persons for defecating openly in drains and other public places.
The arrest was in accordance with the Assembly’s effort to reduce open defecation in the metropolis so as to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for the residents within the metropolis.
According to Section 14 of the Assembly’s bye-law on Solid and Liquid Waste Management, “No person shall defecate or urinate in any public or open place other than in an approved toilet facility.”
The culprits include Emmanuel Appiah, Richard Asmah, Laminu Sulley, Kwesi, Isaac, Laminu Iddi, Nora Arun, Ibrahim Nuru, Hamza Iddi, Assim Abdulai, Ansu Abdulai, Adama Naji, John Aggrey and Atta Kakra.
Ten were arrested at Sekondi Kokompe, two at Essaman and one at Sekondi 3rd street.
They were fined a spot fee of GH¢200.00 after which they were cautioned to refrain from such practices.
The Environmental Health Officer of the STMA, Johnson Ayrah, indicated that the assembly will continue with the exercise until such practices are completely eradicated from the metropolis.
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew Dadzie