The Sanitation Monitoring Taskforce of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has arrested some 15 persons for allegedly indulging in open urination and defecation.
They are Nii Narh, Nayo Tetteh, Nii Ardey, Osman Yacub, Afidin Yorba, Mohammed Karim, Tetteh Annan, Prince Okeoma, Amina Fuseina, Kojo Agasu, Amofa Samuel, Prince Boateng, Kofi Nsiah and Abednego Hoyomey.
Mr Randolph Benjamin Morkeh, the Head of Operations at the AMA Public Health Department, said the arrest was carried out at James Town and Korle Gonno beaches and the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) area at Agbogbloshie during the early hours of Tuesday.
He said the AMA was doing all it could to eliminate open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the city of Accra, adding that; “any person caught in the act will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
Mr Morkeh said the operation was ongoing and cautioned households who did not have toilet facilities to register with the Assembly for the provision of the facility.
“We will advise that households or residents should have toilet facilities for themselves and also register with the accredited solid waste companies for your waste to be collected and disposed of sanitarily. If you give your waste to these junkies we will arrest the junky and come after you too,” he said.
He warned residents and public toilet operators who discharge effluent into public drains to desist from the practice as the AMA would go after them.