The Sanitation Monitoring Taskforce of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has arrested some 15 persons for allegedly indulging in open urination and defecation.
They are Nii Narh, Nayo Tetteh, Nii Ardey, Osman Yacub, Afidin Yorba
Mohammed Karim, Tetteh Annan
Prince Okeoma, Amina Fuseina
Kojo Agasu, Amofa Samuel
Prince Boateng, Kofi Nsiah
Head of Operations at the AMA Public Health Department , Mr. Randolph Benjamin Morkeh, who narrated circumstance under which the 15 were arrested, said
the operation was carried out at the JamesTown and Korle Gonno beaches as well as the International Central Gosple Church (ICGC)
duing the early hours of Tuesday morning.
He pointed out that the AMA is doing all it can to eliminate open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the city of Accra adding any person caught in the act will be delt with in accordance with the law.
He disclosed that the operation will continue tomorrow and cautioned households who do not have toilet facilities to register with the assembly for a toilet facility.
” We will advise that households or residents should have toilet facilities for themselves and also register with the accredited solid waste company for your waste to be collected and disposed of sanitarily, if you give your waste to these junkies we will arrest the junky and come after you too.”
He also warned residents and public toilet operators who discharge effluent into public drains to desist from the pratice as the AMA will come after them .
All 15 arrested have since been arraigned before the La Sanitation and Motor Court for prosecution.