Four in court for polluting environment

A Magistrate Court at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality, has fined four farmers a total of GH¢400 for polluting the environment with the faeces of pigs.

Ernestina Agyepomaa, Kwasi Ntiful, Afua Korewaa and Hayford Ahenkorah, all farmers from Akim Aperade in the Birim South District, pleaded guilty to failing to keep their piggeries clean.

Each of them was fined GH¢100 and the failure to pay the fine would lead them to prison for six months in hard labour.

The Birim South Environmental Officer, Mr Joseph Nanor, told the Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Albert Owusu Annor that the convicts are all farmers who failed to comply with the order to keep their pig farms neat and tidy.

He said on October 31, the Environmental Health Officers visited the farms of the convicts where they saw that they had dumped faeces on their compounds and polluted the environment.

He said a report was thus made for them to be brought before the court.

Source: GNA

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