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Regional News of Thursday, 3 August 2017


AMA arrests 5 for dumping refuse at Nkrumah interchange

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Rapid Response Unit (RRU) which operates within the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and its immediate environs has arrested five persons for dumping refuse at unauthorised places at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange area contrary to section 56(a) and (b) of Act 851, Public Health Act (2012).

The five persons are Ibrahim Mustapha, Ishmael Yartey, Kwabena Owusu, Mustapha Buhari and Ama Galley.

Briefing the media, the Head of RRU, Moses Abor said the five committed the offence around 11pm on Wednesday 2 August and were taken to the Nima Police station.

The Nima Police District commander, Superintendent of Police Bampo advised that the culprits be cautioned to desist from such acts and granted bail considering their condition.

The Head of the Public Relations unit of the AMA, Numo Blafo III, then warned them not to continue with such acts and used the opportunity to send a strong warning to persons who patronise the services of such “junkies” that they should register with the accredited waste management companies in their various localities because when such individuals are arrested, it would be ensured that they lead the AMA to those who gave them the refuse and they would be arrested and prosecuted.

The AMA, after the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated his vision of “making Accra the cleanest city in Africa” has rolled out measures meant to actualise that vision.

Public Health Officers of the assembly (saman saman) are visiting households and entities to inspect their sanitation condition and issue notices (summons) under the revamped enforcement of sanitation bye-laws. 21 offenders were prosecuted a fortnight ago by the Abeka Magistrate Motor and Sanitation court of the AMA.