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03.06.2008 Regional News

Nkoranza District wages war against owners of stray animals

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Officials of the Environmental Health

Division of the Nkoranza South District, has waged war against livestock

keepers who allow their animals to stray in the streets of area.
The move is also to deal with food vendors as well as “chop” and

drinking bar owners operating without health certificates.
Mr Daniel Agyarko, the District Environmental Health Division Officer,

told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Nkoranza that, the decision was to

help promote environmental sanitation so as to check the outbreak of

He said although officers from the division had been educating the

people to keep their environment clean, some of them had refused to

adhere to the advice.
Mr Agyarko said the Division would arrest food vendors who had not

obtained medical certificates to face the full rigours of the law.
He said that the Nkoranza Magistrate Court had already sentenced three

persons to a fine of GH¢100 each and would go to prison for six months

in default for various environmental offences.

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