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People Who Urinate In Public Should Be Fined Or Jailed – Zanetor Rawlings
 
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18-Jan-2018  
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Member of Parliament for Klottey Korley in the Greater Accra Region, Zanetor Rawlings, has advocated for the prosecution of people who shamelessly urinate in public.

“It seems to have become the norm for motorists and pedestrians to just stop wherever they feel like it, in order to pee. It doesn’t matter whether they are in a residential estate, on the highway or in front of a school, government ministry or an embassy,” she posted on her Facebook page Thursday.

According to her, in other countries, the fine for such behaviour is a spot fine of the GHS 5,000 ($1,000) or up to 6 months in jail adding, “we must not address open defecation without tackling this problem of public urination!

Below is the full statement:

You know there is a major problem in society when people shamelessly urinate in full view of the public. It seems to have become the norm for motorists and pedestrians to just stop wherever they feel like it, in order to pee. It doesn’t matter whether they are in a residential estate, on the highway or in front of a school, government ministry or an embassy. The trend in public urination has no respect for who, what, when, where! What on Earth has happened to us? Have so many people suddenly developed urinary incontinence? Once upon a time, not too long ago, people felt embarrassed to behave like this. In some countries the fine for such behaviour is a spot fine of the GHS 5,000 ($1,000) or up to 6 months in jail. We must not address open defecation without tackling this problem of public urination! Just like problem of garbage disposal, the triad of ATTITUDES, FACILITIES and ENFORCEMENT must be operationalised. 2018, six decades post-independence and we are still dealing with this?!
 
 
 
 
 

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