Fifty people at Glefee, near Dansoman, in the Ablekuma South Sub Metropolitan Area in Accra Metropolis have been fined for allowing their livestock to loiter in the community and create nuisance for the people.
They were fined between 10 to 12 penalty units (one penalty unit is equivalent to GH¢10.00) after their arrest from November 2010 to April 2011.
This was announced by Mr Ebenezer Charway, Ablekuma South Sub-Metropolitan Director, during a clean up exercise organised by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) over the weekend.
He bemoaned the large number of squatters at Glefee with its associated challenges, and said the AMA Task Force would soon demolish all unauthorised structures in the area that had been flood prone.
Numo Blafo 11, Acting Public Relations Officer of AMA, said the exercise was undertaken because of the high rate of cholera outbreak in the area.
He said the assembly had embarked on sensitisation programmes and improved waste management to help curb the cholera outbreak in the Metropolis.
Numo Blafo expressed concern about people who dumped rubbish into drains instead of the approved central waste bins provided by the AMA at strategic location.