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General News of Thursday, 18 January 2018


Zanetor condemns public urination

MP for Korle Klottey constituency, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings MP for Korle Klottey constituency, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Korle Klottey constituency, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, has criticised individuals who urinate in public, indicating: “We must not address open defecation without tackling this problem of public urination”.

She said “there is a major problem in society when people shamelessly urinate in full view of the public.”

In a post on her Facebook wall on Thursday, 18 January, she expressed her disapproval over the practice, which, she said “seems to have become the norm for motorists and pedestrians to just stop wherever they feel like it, in order to pee. It doesn’t matter whether they are in a residential estate, on the highway or in front of a school, government ministry or an embassy”.

“The trend in public urination has no respect for who, what, when, where! What on Earth has happened to us? Have so many people suddenly developed urinary incontinence? Once upon a time, not too long ago, people felt embarrassed to behave like this.

“In some countries, the fine for such behaviour is a spot fine of GHS5,000 ($1,000) or up to 6 months in jail.

“Just like the problem of garbage disposal, the triad of attitudes, facilities and enforcement must be operationalised. 2018, six decades of post-independence and we are still dealing with this?!” She questioned.

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