A Hohoe Magistrate’s Court punished businesswoman Josephine Amekorwu for constructing in a swampy location without a construction permission. Amekorwu entered a guilty plea and was found guilty as a result. She must pay GHC 600 or risk serving six months in jail. She must also give the Hohoe Municipal Assembly GH 500 in reparation.
The Development Control Taskforce of the Assembly conducted a normal inspection of development projects in the Hohoe Township on December 9, 2021, according to Mr. Frank Azila-Gbettor, the prosecuting attorney, who testified before the court, which was presided over by Madam Edith Lucy Dzormeku. The team discovered during the rounds that the inmate was constructing a home in a swampy region at Atabu, off the Fodome road, which was designated for agricultural use.
The convict was instructed and asked to stop working, according to Mr. Azila-Gbettor, but on March 22 of last year, the team returned to the site and served the convict with a letter requesting that she tear down the building that was being constructed. She refused.
He claimed that the prisoner finished the mentioned structure and began a new one next to it. According to the prosecutor, whenever it rained a lot, the region flooded, causing problems for the locals.