A Sanitation Task Force of La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA )on Wednesday dawn arrested 15 persons defecating openly at various places in the municipality.

The areas included the Madina Estate and behind Madina Municipal Assembly.

The arrested persons were; Jeremía Akaho (12), Emmanuel Arhin (15), Judith Nopayala (16), Joseph Amoah (28), Awuku Kwesi (19), Stephen Quainoo (21), Francis Anim (54), Razak Mumuni (37), Bright Mensah (27), Francis Oppong (28) Adu Twum (52), Hamid un Osman (27), Yakubu Mohammed (32), Kwame Richard (24), Sule Nuhu (30).

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer (MEHO) for La-Nkwantanang, Mr. Joseph Quacoe, said the culprits would either be put before the Madina Magistrate Court II
or pay a penalty as stipulated in the LaNMMA fee fixing resolution.

He said “it is an offence for landlords to build without toilet facilities. Residents who do not have household toilets should contact the Assembly and have one constructed under the ongoing GAMA household toilet promotion exercise.”


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