The Swedruhene, Nana Kobina
Botwe II, has called for the arrest and prosecution of people, who litter
the streets to ensure environmental cleanliness in the Agona West
He said the Swedruman Council would support the enforcement of
sanitation bye-laws by the Assembly.
Nana Botwe, who is also the Acting President of the Nyakrom
Traditional Council, made the call during clean up exercise in the
The chief was joined by Mr Ben Mensah, Agona West Municipal
Chief Executive (MCE) and heads of department of the Assembly at
Agona Swedru for the clean up exercise.
He tasked the Municipal Assembly to provide garbage bins at
vantage points of the Swedru Municipality to avoid indiscriminate
littering of the town.
The Swedruhene said the arrest and subsequent prosecution of such
offenders would serve as a warning and deterrent to those who
intentionally litter the streets.
The clean-up exercise was in response to a directive by President
John Evans Atta Mills to all Assemblies to place emphasis on
sanitation, during his first 100 days in office.
Nana Botwe appealed to the officials of the Environmental Health
Officers of the Assembly to intensify their operations to help improve
sanitation in the area.
He suggested that, recalcitrant environmental offenders be arraigned
before the courts to avert the outbreak of an epidemic.
Nana Botwe cautioned the people to change their attitudes towards
sanitation, saying; “it is the collective responsibility of all to look out for
people who throw rubbish about.”
Mr Mensah said the clean-up exercise would not be a “nine-day
wonder” so as to ensure that the area is clean at all times.
He said the Assembly, in collaboration with the Swedruman Council
would set aside a day in every month for the clean-up exercise in the