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22.01.2011 Crime & Punishment

Two convicted for keeping their surroundings untidy

By GNA
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January 22, 2011
Kade, Jan. 22, GNA - Two women, were on Friday, convicted to a total fine of GH ¢ 240 by the Kade District Magistrates' Court for keeping their surroundings untidy.

Comfort Akom, a food vender and Adwoa Ataa, a trader, pleaded guilty, and were in addition ordered to compensate the Environmental Sanitation Unit and the Kwaebibirem District Assembly with GH¢20 each.

The prosecution told the court that during a routine check by the Environmental officers, on January 11, Comfort Akom was found to have indiscriminately dumped refuse in her house.

Since such acts could endanger the lives of residents of the area, she was charged with the offence and served with criminal summons to appear before the court.

In the case of Adwoa Ataa, environmental health officers visited her house and found human excreta in a chamber pot, which has been left uncovered and as such exposed to flies, which was also a health hazard.

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