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Regional News of Sunday, 26 September 2021


20 landlords in court for lack of toilet facilities at Bole

File Photo: The judge ordered the landlords to go build toilet facilities in their houses File Photo: The judge ordered the landlords to go build toilet facilities in their houses

The Environmental and Sanitation Health Unit of Bole district arraigned twenty people from Mandari in the Bole District of the Savannah Region on 23rd September 2021, to face the magistrate court for lack of toilet facilities in their households.

Two persons reported to the court premises for the trial.

The Bole Magistrate courts judge, His Worship Prince Cudjoe in his ruling gave the offenders three weeks to construct toilet facilities in their households or else will face fines or prison terms.

He also tasked the Environmental and Sanitation Health unit to make sure the other eighteen offenders be brought to court by next week hence a bench warrant will be issued to arrest them.

The case has been adjourned to 14th October 2021.

The Environmental and Sanitation Unit is embarking on a massive campaign to stop open defecation hence will be arresting owners of households who don’t have toilet facilities at homes.

In another court story, the forestry department in Bole district of the Savannah Region on 23rd September 2021, arraigned before the magistrate court two persons who engaged in illegal felling and processing of trees in its forest reserve at Chanchire a community in the district.

The two, Sulemana Kweku aged 32 and a trader and Yaw Elvis aged 26 are students from Burkina Faso, but residents of Wa in the Upper West Region.

The patrol team of the forestry department says upon a tip off they were dispatched to Chanchire and after a thorough search in the forest reserve, they were able to arrest the two persons who were busily harvesting the trees.

A search conducted on them in the reserve revealed one Chainsaw machine, two gallons of petrol, one tricycle and a motorbike.

They were processed before the Bole magistrate court for unlawful entry into the forest reserve and illegal felling of trees without permit.

The case presided by His Worship Prince Cudjoe convicted them on their own plea of guilty to a penalty of 50 points unit, which translates into GHC600 or in default face three months in prison.

The chainsaw machine, two gallons of petrol have been confiscated by the State while the tricycle and motorbike have been released to them after they paid the fine.

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