7:17, 17.Aug 2016
Her Ladyship, Linda Amissah, the magistrate at the Ablekuma Central District of the Sanitation and Motor Court, has fined Bright Agbekutzi, the proprietor of the Progressive Grade Remedial School in South Mataheko, an amount of 360 cedis for the accumulation of refuse on bare ground behind the school premises.
Bright Agbekutzi was served with a summon on 8th September, 2017 to appear before the court on the 14th of September, 2017. However, he failed to comply with the summon, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
He pleaded guilty and was therefore fined 30 penalty units, the equivalent of 360 cedis or in default, a one month jail term.
Meanwhile, the magistrate has granted a bail of 10,000 Ghana cedis with two sureties to Fred Osei Tutu, the facilities manager of Stanbic Bank, Ring Road Central Branch, for refusal to register with the AMA accredited waste management contractor assigned to the area.
He pleaded not guilty and was therefore asked to reappear in court on 3rd November, 2017. The facility (Stanbic Bank) acted contrary to the AMA waste management bylaws 1995, section 1, 2, 3 and 10, subsection b and c.
Her Ladyship Linda Amissah, on the same day, dismissed the cases of Comfort Adjei, a resident of Osu, Zainah Attah (Asina Court) and Bernard Owu (MTN Ghana) for their refusal to register with the AMA accredited waste management contractor assigned to their area.
The prosecutor, Patience Geraldo, pleaded with the magistrate to strike out their cases because they have complied with the notice to register with the AMA accredited waste management contractor. The magistrate therefore dismissed their case.