The judiciary is exhorted to support MMDAs in enforcing sanitation bylaws.

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Ms. Sheila Bartels, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Greater Accra Region's Ablekuma North Constituency, has urged the judiciary to work with the MMDAs to ensure strict adherence to and enforcement of the assemblies' sanitation bylaws.

At the opening of a district court in Ngleshie Amanfro, in the Ga South Municipality, she made the call on behalf of Mr. Henry Quartey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister.

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, Mr. Sylvester Matthew Tetteh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro Constituency, Mr. Joseph Nyarni, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), and other dignitaries were present at the inauguration.

According to Ms. Bartels, the court will improve good governance in addition to facilitating efficient administration of justice.

She urged the judiciary to designate specific days for the adjudication of sanitation-related offenses in order to fulfill the President's goal of making Accra the cleanest city.

Even though the Assembly was only established a short time ago, Mr. Tetteh claimed that many development initiatives had been carried out.

To ensure that justice was administered more directly to the populace, he said it was a brave choice to construct a court in the area.

Meanwhile, the Awutu-Senya-East Municipal Sanitation Taskforce has charged a resident, Yaw Desmond, to sweep a section under the Kasoa overpass for eight hours because garbage is being dumped there.

Desmond solicited money from the market women to pay for the disposal of their trash at a dump, but instead he dumped it under the Kasoa overpass at the old market.

He was detained in a police cell until the morning after his arrest by the taskforce, when the assembly ordered him to sweep for eight hours as a warning to others.

Senior Public Health Engineer Gabriel Agyei Abrefa of the assembly's Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit previously issued a warning in an interview with the GNA, stating that the assembly would strictly enforce its sanitation bylaws this year to address sanitation issues in the region.

He claimed that anyone detained for such an act would receive immediate justice in accordance with the Assembly's bylaws, either by having the area cleaned up if necessary or by going to court if necessary.

He counseled market women to dispose of their trash at the designated locations in the market provided by the Assembly and to stop entrusting such tasks to strangers.


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