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Accra Metropolitan Assembly Court fines 3 residents of Osu for illegal dumping of refuse

The accused persons are: Adjoa Adam, 35; Lydia Mensah, 30; Tackie Tewiah, 41; Elizabeth Nsobila, 18; and 38-year-old Kwesi Aryeh.

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The Abeka Sanitation and Motor Magistrate court has fined three persons GH¢360 each or default serve a ten week imprisonment each for dumping refuse at unauthorized places contrary to section 56(a) and (b) of Act 851, Public Health Act (2012).

The accused persons are: Adjoa Adam, 35; Lydia Mensah, 30; Tackie Tewiah, 41; Elizabeth Nsobila, 18; and 38-year-old Kwesi Aryeh.

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However, two of the accused, Tackie Tewiah and Victoria Mensah, pleaded not guilty to their offences and were granted a GH¢1000 bail each. They are to reappear in court on December 7, 2017.

The Metro Director, Matts Yingura said "The Osu Klottey sub-Metro has been facing a huge challenge from unscrupulous persons who always empty their garbage on the streets, especially at the Tema Station enclave".

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The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Ghansah cautioned that, persons who flout sanitation laws would be given severe sanctions to serve as a deterrent.

She fined the three accused persons who pleaded guilty to a fine of GH¢360 each or 10 weeks in prison in default.

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