20 Mandari Landlords in court for lack of toilet facilities
The decision by the Environmental and Sanitation Unit is to end open defecation.
The Environmental and Sanitation Health Unit of Bole District have arraigned 20 people from Mandari in the District of the Savannah Region on September 23, 2021, to face the Bole Magistrate Court for lack of toilet facilities in their households.
The Bole Magistrate courts Judge, His Worship Prince Cudjoe in his ruling gave the offenders three weeks to construct toilet facilities in their households else face fines or prison terms.
Two out of the 20 people were brought to court but the Judge asked the Environmental and Sanitation Health Unit to make sure the other 18 offenders report to court this week hence a bench warrant was issued to arrest them.
The case has therefore been adjourned to October 14, 2021.
The Environmental and Sanitation Unit is embarking on a massive campaign to stop open defecation and has arresting owners of households who do not have toilet facilities.
The current exercise by the Environmental and Sanitation Unit of the Magistrate Court in Bole district would be a wake-up call to landlords across the country to provide nature call facilities in their homes.
Abdul Sammed Gurundari