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Regional News of Sunday, 21 July 2019


We will crack the whip on sanitation offenders - Birim North DCE

Nana Raymond Damptey, the Birim North District Chief Executive (DCE), has warned that the assembly would prosecute people caught littering in the district.

He said the assembly would provide 40 dustbins to be placed at various places- streets, market and the lorry station; to ensure easy access to bins.

Nana Damptey said this when he addressed residents of New Abirem at the launch of the environmental care campaign and a clean-up exercise at New Abirem in the Eastern Region.

Before the launch of the programme at the Abirem lorry station, the residents cleaned and weeded around the New Abirem Hospital, some principal streets, desilted the gutters and cleaned the New Abirim market and station.

Nana Damptey appealed to leaders in the community not to come pleading on behalf of people arrested for sanitation offences.

He urged the officials of the District Assembly to be firm and not to allow their family and friends to influence them when it comes to enforcement of the sanitation laws.

Nana Damptey said if all the people would be law abiding and be conscious about the environment, it would be no need to meet once a month to clean the environment.

Mr John Frimpong Osei, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Abirem Constituency, said he would collaborate to help move the campaign to other communities in the district so that the public can adopt the concept and be sanitation conscious.

Nana Amo Kyeretwie, the Abiremhene, said he would support efforts to bring all the stakeholders together to ensure that the society stays clean.
He said the traditional authorities are engaging the assembly to provide street lights at all vantage points in New Abirim to ensure the safety of the people at night.