15.07.2006 Social News

Health Unit declares war on butchers operating illegally

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The Environmental Health Unit of the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) has warned butchers operating in unauthorized places in the municipality to cease or face the law.

Mr Peter Amuzu, Tema Municipal Health Officer, said in an interview on Friday that of late many butchers have been operating at places not designated for such business.

He said officials from his outfit normally inspect the animals slaughtered at designated places at the abattoir, the former GIHOC offices and Tulaku in Ashaiman to certify their wholesomeness.

Mr Amuzu said the unit is issuing fresh licences to the butchers to check such illegal practices and called on the leaders to ensure that the exercise worked to perfection by exposing the culprits.

On Chop bar operators, he said the awareness created through constant education had encouraged them to voluntarily call at the office to register their business and be issued with license.

"The Unit registers 50 operators a week against about 10 previously."

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