Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle constituency in the Greater Accra region, Zanetor Rawlings, is pissed off about public urination and she’s speaking up about it.
Zanetor cannot ‘think far’ how a nation over 60 years old still has to deal with people just whupping out their ding dongs and urinating in public without being penalized for it.
Ranting on facebook, Zanetor said in other countries being caught pissing in public can get you a fine of up to $1,000.
Ghanaians have to deal with public urination, Zanetor writes, saying it must be part of a holistic solution to open defecation and garbage disposal.
According to her, the answer lies in implementing “the triad of ATTITUDES, FACILITIES and ENFORCEMENT.”
Read her full post below…
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?!