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18.02.2006 General News

Accra Mayor spots a man defecating in the open

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Accra, Feb.18, GNA - Luck run out on a man believed to be in his early 20's on Friday when the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive and his inspection team chanced on him defecating under a bridge at St Mary's Senior Secondary School at Korle Gonno.

Mr Stanley Nii Adjiri-Blankson was at the school to inspect a clean up exercise being embarked on by the students.

During the inspection, the team went to the bridge to inspect the drainage when a member spotted the man defecating and raised the alarm. Sooner or later the man who had stripped himself naked and squatting took to his heels with his manhood dangling between his thighs while cameramen zoomed their lenses on him.

One of the police personnel who accompanied the team chased the man in the drainage but to no avail.

The man however, left his pair of trousers, sandals and panties under the bridge.

Mrs. Mary L. Quaye, Accra Metropolitan Director of Education and some officials of the assembly joined Mr Adjiri-Blankson to inspect the monthly clean up exercises embarked upon by students and pupils within the metropolis.

Ms. Doris Bramson, Headmistress of St Mary's Senior Secondary School who took the mayor round, recalled how some unscrupulous people skipped over and broke the school's wall to defecate on the compound and fought over left over foods.

Ms Bramson said the students had embarked on clean-up exercises as part of the school's duties.

She appealed to the assembly to assist the school authorities to reconstruct the school's drainage system, which had been abandoned and causing floods whenever it rained.

At Chorkor Presbyterian A and B schools, Mr Marcus Agbeyome, Headteacher of the school, lauded the assembly's campaign against filth within the metropolis and urged the assembly to continue with the clean up exercise.

He said if pupils and students were involved in the clean up exercise, sanitation problems could be tackled.

Mr Agbeyome said Chorkor Township had some problems with sanitation and appealed to the assembly to assist the school authorities to rehabilitate their place of convenience.

At Avenor Primary School, Mr Solomon Blankson Codjoe Headteacher, complained about the dilapidated school structure, invasion of drug peddlers and addicts on their compound and encroachment by some tipper truck drivers.

According to Mr Codjoe, some of the drivers left their engines on during classes creating much noise while some drug peddlers and addicts had taken over some of their classrooms currently not being used. He said the school authorities had petitioned the Okaikwei Sub-metropolitan assembly who had decided to demolish the structure and construct a two storey six classroom block for the school. Mr Codjoe appealed to the assembly to expedite action on their school structure to enable the school increase its intake and commence classes for Junior Secondary School students.

Addressing pupils and students of the schools separately, Mr Adjiri-Blankson said as part of the clean-up campaign within the metropolis, schools would embark on similar exercises in and around their schools monthly.

The MCE expressed appreciation to the work done by the pupils and students and urged them to educate their friends and within their communities on environmental cleanliness to avoid the outbreak of diseases.

He expressed concern about the behaviour of some citizens who failed to participate in clean up exercise and appealed to them to change their attitude.

Mr Adjiri-Blankson pledged the assembly's commitment to support the schools with requisite facilities to enhance academic work and hygiene.