The convict pleaded guilty to charges of dumping rubbish and burning rubbish in an open space.
The court presided over by Mr Festus Fovi Nukunu, a Circuit Court Judge sitting as an additional judge at the District Court, fined the accused whose name was not given the sum of Gh₵480.00 or in default serve two-months imprisonment.
Narrating the facts, the prosecution led by Saudatu Issaka the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) Environmental Health Analyst, said, the accused is the contractor in charge of cleaning, the Latter Days Saints ward two and three, located at Tema Community Ten.
The prosecution said, on May 23, at about mid-morning, a team of Environmental Health Officers inspected the church premises and found that the church dumps rubbish on bare ground in the yard and burns same in open space thus causing a nuisance in the area.
The prosecution said the officers drew the attention of the church to the situation and after a brief health education, a notice of abatement was issued to them to abate the nuisance and stop dumping the refuse in the open.
According to the prosecution on May 30, 2022, a re-inspection was made, but the condition of the place was the same, the contractor was, therefore, charged with the offence to appear and answer before the court.