Twenty-two people were arrested on Saturday, and fined amounts between GH¢20 and GH¢100 by the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMMA) Sanitation Task Force, for not taking part in the National Sanitation Day exercise.
These arrested included 10 shop keepers and 12 petty traders who were displaying and selling their wares during the exercise.
The 10 shop keepers were fined GH¢100 each, while the petty traders were fined between GH¢20 and GH¢50 each.
The Sanitation exercise, which began as early as 6 am, attracted market women from Madina, road side vendors, staff of LaNMMA and voluntary organisations such as the Concerned Citizens Association of Madina, the North Legon Residents Association and the Baba-Yara Youth Association.
The exercise which took place at Madina lorry stations, the Madina Central Market area, North Legon, Baba-Yara, Pantang and its environs, saw the desilting of gutters, weeding of overgrown weeds, and with the assistance of the Alliance Waste Compaction truck and a tipper truck, all the waste materials were carted away.
Mr. Joseph Quacoe, Head of the Environmental Health Management Unit of LaNMMA, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the flash point for the clean-up exercise was the Atomic Junction area to the Ritz Junction, in the municipality.