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Minister Demands Stiffer Punishment for Sanitation Offenders

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DEPUTY MINISTER for Works and Housing, Hon. Eugene Boakye Antwi, has called for stiffer punitive measures against people, who would flout sanitation laws in the country.

He opined that the sanitation situation in the country would be improved significantly if people, who are caught littering the city, are severely punished.

According to Hon. Antwi, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin Constituency, stiffer punishment would surely serve as deterrent to other people. He therefore called for a full enforcement of existing sanitation laws, even though they are not punitive enough.

Hon. Antwi, noted that UK and other western countries look beautiful all the time because the sanitation laws in those countries are very active.

“In the UK, there are stiffer punishments for people, who decide to breach the sanitation laws. If you litter at unapproved areas in the UK, in the next minute, your will be fined colossal amount of Pounds Sterling.

“Because the law bites hard in those countries, the people would not dare to breach the sanitation laws because they know that they would certainly not be spared.

“The filth that you dispose at unapproved places eventually finds its way to choke the gutters and cause floods when it rains”, he said in an interview on UTV.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa

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