The Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, Al-Latif Amanor, has observed that adhering to Assembly bye-laws was not the prerogative of the assemblies but a collective responsibility of residents and the assemblies.
He noted that attempts by residents to shirk their responsibility not to adhere to the bye-laws would stall progress of communities.
“As stakeholders in community growth and development, we must contribute meaningful to the development of our communities by adhering to the assembly bye-laws,” Mr Amanor reiterated.
He was addressing residents of Ningo-Prampram after a three-hour exercise as follow-up and monitoring mechanism for the recently launched ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ initiative to educate, sensitise and create awareness for sustainably clean environment.
It was organised by the assembly in collaboration withthe Ningo-Prampram Environmental Health Directorate, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Police, Military, Zoomlion, religious bodies, the District Sanitation Taskforce, and the residents of Afienya.
Mr Amanor said the initiative was not only about cleaning the environment but creating the necessary synergy for state institutions within the district to work together with the communities towards a healthy and clean environment.
He explained that the sanitation bye-laws were not new as they were already enshrined in the criminal code and through the Greater Accra Regional Minister, the assemblies had reactivated the sanitation bye-laws to ensure conducive environment.
‘Environmental Health Officers will embark on premises inspections and wherever they see any nuisance the offender will be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others and if you do not clean your environment, you risk being arrested, prosecuted, and anyone who attempts to interfere will also be dealt with,” Amanor warned.
Evenly Nani, Director, Ningo-Prampram Environment Health Office, noted that the clean-up exercise would be used to engage the residents regularly and remind them that her officers would sustain the exercise by enforcing the assemblies’bye-laws and punish recalcitrant residents.
“If you fail to clean your premises, you will be arrested and prosecuted, and if found guilty, you will pay a fine not more than GH?2,500.00 and not less than GH?1,000.00 but the education, sensitisation and creation of awareness of residents on the bye-laws will continue alongside its enforcement,” she stressed. -GNA
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