The District Director in-charge of Environmental Health Unit in the Twifo Ati-Morkwa, District Emmanuel Forson has launched special operation dubbed “Operation Shoot To Kill” as a way to control the impact of destruction of properties by stray animals within the district. According to Mr. Emmanuel Forson, all efforts to get owners of animals to cage their animals has fallen on deaf ears hence the launch of “Operation shoot to kill” concept where stray animals such as pigs are being gunned down to send strong signals to owners to keep their animals in pens. If they arrest sheep and goats, you are to pay a fine of GHC 50 and addition of feeding fee of GHC 10 before your animals is released to you. According to Mr. Emmanuel Forson said this will also raise fund for the district assembly.
Some owners whose animals were arrested admitted in an interview with www.ghanabanews.com that, they agree with steps being taken by the assembly to control the destruction of properties by stray animals. They are appealing to the assembly to reduce the fine a bit since it is on the high side.
The assembly member for Silas Kwame Dankwa electoral area, told Adom News that, the assembly members have given their blessings to the operation and those claiming they have not been informed are not telling the truth.