The Ministry of Water and Sanitation in collaboration with COLMAX-D Consultancy is set to review the Environmental Prosecutors Manual in order to put in place a more effective and professional regime for the prosecution of sanitation offenders in the country.
A workshop on the manual is expected to train some 140 Environmental health prosecutors across various metropolis, municipal and districts in the country.
The revised manual is expected to reduce the time and cost of prosecuting environmental health offenders.
It will be recalled that clean environment is one of the major policies by the government.
According to the President, Nana Addo Danqwah Akufo Addo, it has become necessary to intensify educational efforts on sanitation and thereby involve everyone by getting their support in ensuring the neatness of the various city and town centers and the nation at large.
According to the Deputy Minister for Water and Sanitation, Patrick Yaw Boamah, Ghana generates over 14,000 tonnes of waste daily which could serve as major raw material for some agro-based and manufacturing industries thus creating employment for the teeming unemployed youths.
He said a greater percentage of the sicknesses and diseases that confronts the nation can be prevented and avoided totally if the right attitude towards the environment is adopted.