The police, in conjunction with the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, have seized over 100 goats and sheep in a number of settlements in the Municipality of the Central Region.
Any free-range animals contributing to the Municipality’s unsanitary circumstances are being removed by an operation being carried out by the Assembly’s Environment Health Department.
The action was carried out in over 10 Communities with the intention of arresting domestic animals.
Eric Mensah, the environmental health officer for the Mfantseman Municipality, said in a Ghone News Yaw Boagyan interview that the swoop was carried out in response to several recommendations for individuals to fence in their domestic animals.
He claims that it is unhygienic for domestic animals like sheep and goats to frequently urinate in public places like the street.
He stated that before the animals are given to their owners, a certain sum of money would be demanded, along with a firm instruction to always keep the animals in the manger.
According to the environmental health officer, if the owners do not pick them up in two weeks, the Assembly will be compelled to sell them at a discount on the market.
When they proceed to seize the animals running loose in the street, he cautioned the locals not to fight them.
In order to increase sanitation in the Mfantseman Municipality, he then gave the locals advice to keep their domestic animals in their fences.
To ensure that mental health in the Communities is enhanced, Eric Mensah stated the exercise will be done every two weeks.