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4 in Trouble Over Night Soil

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FOUR PERSONS are due for court very soon for breaching the sanitation by-laws of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

The all-male suspects, Michael Amankwa, 22, Francis Karikari, 22, Gilbert Akolonya, 27 and Kofi Attah, 24, all male, were either arrested for littering or defecating at unapproved places in the city.

Edmund Komba, Deputy Environmental Health Officer at the KMA, made the disclosure to THE PUBLISHER during an exclusive interview.

According to him, KMA, having realized that some people were blatantly breaching the sanitation by-laws of the assembly, consequently directed its Sanitation Police personnel to conduct swoops at various locations, leading to the arrest of the four. He disclosed that plans are far advanced for the suspects to be arraigned.

In a related development, the Deputy KMA Environmental Health Officer lamented that sanitation by-laws are not severe enough to scare people from littering or openly defecating in the open.

He therefore suggested a review of the sanitation by-laws at the assembly to deter potential offenders.

By: Akwasi Boakye

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