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RESIDENT GIVEN BAIL FOR CONTRAVENING THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

RESIDENT GIVEN BAIL FOR CONTRAVENING THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

The Abeka District Court in Accra granted bail of GH¢5,000 to a resident of Nii Boi Town, Mr. Moses Ansah on Thursday 25th July, 2019 for contravening the Public Health Act.

He was charged on two counts.
(1) Accumulation of refuse in dust bins and on bare ground contrary to Section 56 SS a & b of Act 851, Public Health Act 2012.

(2) Accumulation of R.P.C.’s on premises contrary to the above mentioned Act.

Mr. Moses Ansah admitted the offences and pleaded guilty to both counts preferred against him.

He said: “the compound has been cleared as at the time of appearing before court. I will no longer do that again.”

The judge explained to the accused to let the Assembly’s Environmental Inspectors re-inspect the premises to see whether the nuisance had really been abated and report back to court.

Mr. Moses Ansah was granted a bail of Gh ¢5,000 with a surerity to re-appear on the 8th of August, 2019.

Giving the facts of the case as presented by the Assembly’s prosecutor Madam Delight Dzansi according to her, routine inspection conducted on the accused’s premises by the Environmental Health Inspectors on the 11th June 2019, revealed that the accused has turned his premises (compound) into a warehouse where he had been receiving and keeping goods and wares from traders at Lapaz. Due to these activities, there is always heap of refuse all over the compound.

There was accumulation of R.P.C.’s (i.e. broken tables, chairs, cardboards, cans etc.) on the accused’s compound which can harbor rodents and other vermin.

Madam Dzansi stated that both nuisances were made known to the accused and summons were later applied for and served on him on 9th July, 2019 at which time all nuisances still existed and in its worst state.

 

 

Source: GHANA/ onmaonline.com

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