By Isaac Newton Tetteh GNA
August 22, GNA - The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has prosecuted fifteen local
landlords over poor sanitation practices .
information to the Ghana News Agency, Mr George Kartey, Municipal Prosecutor,
revealed that, ASHMA is bent on enforcing its sanitation by-laws to ensure a
clean, safe and hygienic Municipality.
Mr Kartey noted
that, the 15 prosecuted landlords had violated the Municipal by-laws which were: no toilet facilities for
tenants, dumping of refuse into drains, indiscriminate littering among other
sanitation related offenses.
the Municipal prosecutor, the Assembly had dispatched sanitation officers into
all the 22 communities to ensure that residents adhered to the Assembly's
Mr. Kartey explained that, the World Bank still
considered Ghana as a very poor country as far sanitation was concerned, and, "This is
not good for the country."
Ganoo, Blakpatsona Zonal Council environmental officer of the Ashaiman
Municipal Assembly, said, the lack of cooperation by some of the landlords was
hampering their job.
Mr. Ganoo added
that most local houses which lacked
toilet facilities were occupied
only by tenants therefore making
it difficult for such landlords to be identified and prosecuted.
He added that
the care takers would also not reveal
the identity or location of their landlords for
fear of eviction or victimization.
Municipal Assembly through the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr. Albert
Boakyi Okyere, had warned that, after February 2019, owners of houses without a
toilet facility would be prosecuted.