A Circuit Court at Dormaa-Ahenkro has fined four persons in the sum of GH¢300 each for refusing to take part in a communal labour exercise to renovate a broken down pit latrine in their community.
Mbaa Kusasi, Ahmed Kramo, Akwasi Emmanuel and Michael Yeboah, all residents of Nyameama, a predominantly farming community near Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa-West District, all pleaded guilty to the charge of deliberately failing to participate in communal labour.
They will go to jail for a month each should they fail to pay the fine.
Mr. Bukari Alhassan, principal environmental health officer of Dormaa Municipality, told the court presided by Mr. Alexander Osei-Tutu that the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and Assembly Members at Nyameama organised a communal labour exercise to renovate a public pit-latrine.
He said the organizers caused a gong-gong to be beaten on September 12 and 14 this year, to announce the exercise that was scheduled to take place on the 15th of the same month.
Mr Alhassan said the four however refused to turn up for the communal labour and when invited to explain their absence they could not provide any tangible reason and were therefore dragged to the court.