Tema: Court Fines Vendor GH₵600 For Preparing Food Under Insanitary Condition
The District Court, Community Centre at Tema has fined Elizabeth Quartey GH₵600 or in default three months imprisonment with hard labour for preparing food under insanitary conditions. The court presided over by Festus Fovi Nukunu also found Quartey guilty of preparing food under insanitary conditions and also for lacking a valid
medical health certificate as a license for handling food for public consumption. Prosecutor Saudata Issaka, the Environmental Health Analyst said the accused Elizabeth Quartey is a resident of Abonkor in Tema Newtown and operates a mini chop bar in the area. According to the prosecution, a health officer inspected her food premises
and found that there was an accumulation of rubbish on bare ground, which had also attracted insects to the place. There was an accumulation of disused containers likely to harbour and also breed cockroaches and other insects. It was also found out that her medical certificate had expired. The prosecutor told the court that accused
was given brief health education and notice was served on her to abate the nuisance and then contact the Tema Metropolitan Assembly Environmental Health Department for the renewal of the medical certificate. On the December 14, 2021, a re-inspection was done but the nuisance was not abated. She was, therefore, charged with the offense to appear before the court.