The Manager of Weng Heng Ghana Limited has been dragged to the Tema District Court on counts of accumulation of rubbish and human excreta on grounds of the washroom contrary to section 56 of the Public Health Act 851, 2012.
The court presided over by Mr Festus Fovi Nukunu, a Circuit Court Judge sitting as an additional judge at the District Court, however, issued a bench warrant for the Manager to re-appear on July 7, 2022, after failing to appear on June 23, 2022.
Prosecuting, Ms Saudatu Issaka, the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) Environmental Health Analyst, told the court that the accused was the manager of Weng Heng Ghana Limited, a cement-producing company located in the Tema Heavy Industrial Area.
The Health Analyst said on March 13, 2022, Environmental officers carried out an inspection on the company’s premises and found out that the yard was insanitary with litter scattered all over.
The prosecution said there was an accommodation of a large volume of rubbish on bare ground in the yard, and inside the urinal where a small drain designed to carry urine was turned into a place of convenience, where the workers defecated on the bare floor making the place very unsightly and smelling.
The prosecution said the attention of management was drawn to the poor sanitary conditions and a notice of abatement was issued to them to clean the place and provide an approved toilet facility for the workers.
On May 20, 2022, a re-inspection was conducted, and it was found that the condition remained the same.
He was subsequently charged to appear and answer before the court.
The court granted the Manager of Weng Heng Ghana Limited GH₵3,000 bail with two sureties.