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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN
Published by Authority
No. 32 THURSDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER 2010
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Bye- Laws
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Lorry Parks) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Herbalist) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Sanitation) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Slaughter House) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Control of Dogs) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Control of Hawkers) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Distilling and Sale of Akpeteshie) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Control of Bakeries) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Palm-Wine and Pito Sellers) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Stray Animals) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Business Operating Licenses) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Entertainment Licenses) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Control of Mills) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal ((Control of Artisans) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Excavation/Conveyance of Sand, Stone and Gravel) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Abatement of Noise) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Drinking and Eating Bar) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Internet Café) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Communal Labour) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Public Market) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Maintenance of Premises) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Solid and Liquid Waste Management) Bye-Laws, 2009
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Drainage Waste Water) Bye-Laws, 2009
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2010
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Lorry Parks) Bye-Laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye- Laws are hereby made.
(1) Provision of lorry park
No driver of a motor plying for public hire or fare shall in the public park of any town within the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the Assembly)between 6am load or unload or permit the loading of passengers or goods except at the place provided for the purpose by the assembly.
II) Nothing in these bylaws shall prevent
(a) the loading or unloading of passengers or goods to or from any private store, dwelling house, shop or other premises within the town.
(b) The loading or unloading of passengers or goods to or from any place within such town in the event of the accident or bonfire breakdown of the vehicle.
(2) Lorry park fees
(a)There shall be payable for the use of the lorry park in respect of each motor vehicle a fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(b) Every driver of a motor vehicle shall each day, on entering the lorry park, pay the fee to the person appointed by the Assembly to be in charge of the lorry park (hereinafter called the attendant) and shall produce the ticket to the attendant and any driver failing to produce such ticket shall be deemed to be first-entering the lorry park.
(c)The attendant shall issue a ticket in respect of each payment specifying the amount paid, the date of the issue and the registration number of the vehicle and such ticket shall be available only for the motor vehicle indicated thereon and shall not be transferred.

III) Mode of entering a park, etc.
Every driver of a motor vehicle using the park shall
(a) Enter the lorry park by the opening entrance and leave by the opening exit.
(b) Park his motor vehicle in the lorry park in such space as may be indicated to him by the attendant.
(c) Secure his motor vehicle from movement by keeping the hand brake on or adopting any other effective means.

Refrain from unnecessarily sounding the horn or other warning instrument.
(4) Prohibition of use of fire, etc.
No person shall light any fire or use any naked light in the lorry park.
(5) Prohibition against dumping of refuse
No person shall place or cause to be placed any refuse, rubbish or offensive or unwholesome matter in the lorry park except at such places as may be provided for that purpose by the
Assembly.
(6) Nuisance
No person shall commit nuisance in a lorry park.
(7) Petrol filling station not to be used as a lorry park.
(a) No person shall use petrol filling station as Lorry Park except for purpose of refueling.
(b) The assembly may revoke the license of any petrol dealer who allows his filling station to be used as Lorry Park.
(8) Bookmen
(a)any person or group of persons who wish to operate at any of the assembly’s approved lorry parks as bookmen shall obtain a license from the assembly.
(b) The cost of the license shall be a fee fixed by resolution of the assembly subject to the good conduct and good performance of the particular bookman.
(c) The assembly may revoke the license of any bookman for acts prejudicial to the good discipline and operation of any of its lorry parks.
(9) Prohibition of Hawking at Lorry Parks
a) No person shall carry on any hawking trade or business within any lorry park or on the foot –way or road-ways immediately bounding the park other than the trade or business of vendors of petrol or oil at such sites in the parks as may from time to time be allocated for such purposes by the assembly and also sales by registered stall- holders in the bread and hot meals stalls.
(10) No one should be allowed to sell Akpeteshie at lorry parks
No person shall sell Akpeteshie or any intoxicating liquor 20 meters radius of the lorry park.
(11) Person not to stop Vehicle
(a)Any person who brings foodstuff or animals into the park shall not stop the vehicle for the purpose of off- loading on the streets or lanes adjacent to the park.
(b) Foodstuffs or livestock unloaded at the lorry park shall be conveyed to the
Appropriate market by their owners within two hours
(12) Offence
Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these By –Laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding twelve months.
(13) Application
These By –Laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly
(14) Revocati
Any By-Laws on Lorry Parks in existence in the area of authority of the Assembly before the coming into force of these By-Laws are hereby revoked.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009.
Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Herbalists) By –laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these By-laws are hereby made.
(1) License
(a) No herbalist shall practice within the area of authority of the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly hereafter referred to as the Assembly unless.
(a) He first registers with the Ghana Psychic and Traditional Healers Association such other Traditional Healers Association recognized by the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly and
(b) He further obtains a license from the Municipal Medical Officer of Health.
(2) Endorsement of Application
Application for license by herbalists practicing within the area of authority of the Assembly shall be endorsed by the Chairman or Secretary of the Local Traditional Healers Association.
(3) Inspection
Any person duly authority by the Assembly so to do shall request any holder of a license to produce such license for inspection
(4) Renewal
A license issued under paragraph 2 of these Bye-Laws shall be annual license renewable at the beginning of every year on the 1st day of January and ending on the 31st day of December.
(5) Fees
The fee payable to the Assembly in respect of any license issued under paragraph 2 of these Bye-laws shall be determined by resolution of the assembly.
(6) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall on convict be liable to a fine of GH₵200.00 or in default to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one month and in case of a continuing offence to a further fine not exceeding GH₵50.00. For each day that the offence continues after a written notice has been served on the offender.
(7) Revocation of License
Where an herbalist has been convicted on at least previous occasions of an offence involving fraud, the Assembly may revoke any license issued to him under the Bye-laws.
(8) Interpretation
In these Bye- laws unless the context otherwise requires “Herbalists” means a person who holds himself out practicing therapeutics with Herbs.
(9) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly
(10) Revocation
Any Bye-Law on the Herbalists in existence in the area of authority of the assembly before the coming into force of these Bye-Laws are hereby revoked
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009.
Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Sanitation) Bye –laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1)Disposal of refuse
(a) Where the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly hereafter referred to as the Assembly has at any town or village set aside a place for the purpose. No person shall cause or place or permit to be placed any carrion, filth, dirt, refuse, or rubbish or any offensive or unwholesome matter on any street, yard, enclosure or open space at such town or village except at such place so set aside.
(b) where there has been contravention of sub- paragraph (1) of this paragraph and the offender has not been identified or discovered the fact of any carrion or other substance mentioned in the said paragraph being found adjacent to any building shall be prima facie evidence of its having been placed there by the occupier thereof.
(2) Removal of Wood and Rubbish
The occupier to any premises shall clear and keep free from any dirt under bus, under wood, wood high grass, rubbish rags, broken bottles, refuse and all offensive matter (Fill up holes with stones, gravel, or other like Materials) the streets or road at the front, back and sides thereof with drains, gutters, and channels thereof. Provided that where two or more building abound on any street or roads, the occupier of each shall be responsible for keeping clean only that half of the street or nearest to the premises.
(16) Nuisance
(a) No person shall cause a nuisance in any public place or open place
(b) No occupier of any premises shall allow the existence of a nuisance in such premises
(17) Cemeteries
(a) Where the assembly has at any town or village set aside a place for use as a cemetery or where a cemetery has otherwise been lawfully provided at a town or village no person shall bury or cause to be buried at or In the neighborhood of such town or village the body of any deceased person except at the cemetery.
(18) Carrying on of Noxious Trade and other Interference with Public Right.
Whoever, without lawful authority or permit commits any of the following nuisances namely?
(a) Carries on any noxious, or offensive trade
(b) Smoke nuisance
(c) Improper disposal of waste or permit any noxious, offensive matter to be collected or continue at any place.
(19) Prohibition of pit and pan latrine
No person shall construct or erect a pit or pan latrine within the Municipal Assembly without permit from the Assembly.
(20) Offences
Any person who contravenes any of these bylaws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH200.00 or in default of payment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months and in the case of continuous offence to a further fine not exceeding GH50.00 for each day that the offence continues after written notice has been served on the offender.
(21) Interpretation-“nuisance” includes
(a) Any pool, ditch gutter, water course, pond, well hold, tank, urinal, cesspool, drain or pit which is in such a state as to likely be injurious to health.
(b) Any accumulation of deposit of excreta, or urine or of articles or things which are, or are likely to be injurious to health.
(c) Any premises in such a state or repair as to be a nuisance or dangerous or injurious to health.
(d) Any growth or woods, prickly-pear, long grass or wide bush of any sort.
(e) The keeping and harboring of any animal In any premises constructed or situated as to cause or to be likely to cause such keeping or harboring to be a nuisance or injurious to health.
(f) Any well, pond or tank, the water of which is tainted with impunities or otherwise injurious to the health of the person using it.
(g) Any rat infested premises or house or any rat infested part of any house or any rat- hole in any part of a house or premises.
“Occupier” shall, where the building is not in actual occupation, include the owner thereof.
(22) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly area.
(23) Revocation.
Any Bye-laws on sanitation in existence In the area of authority before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku –Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27TH August, 2009.

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Slaughter-Houses) Bye –laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku–Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Cattles to be slaughtered in slaughter houses
(a) No person shall slaughter any cattle or other animal for human consumption in any town or village within the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the “Assembly”) in any place except the public slaughter house provided by the Assembly or any other place approved by the Assembly.
(b) No person shall sell or offer or expose for sale the flesh of any domestic animal which has not been slaughtered in a public slaughter- house or other place approved by the Assembly
(2) Care of animals to be slaughtered
Any person who is in charge of any animal which is about to be slaughtered shall
(a) Give such animal sufficient water and
(b) Protect such animal from this or any other harassment, pain or harm.
(3) Method of slaughter
All animals slaughtered shall be killed by:
(a) Cutting the throat after stunning or
(b) By a “captive bolt” pistol
(c) No person shall use a captive bolt pistol under sun-paragraph (1) of this paragraph unless he is authorized by the Municipal Environment Health Officer.
(d) No animal shall be slaughtered within sight of another animal
(e) Subject to the provision of sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph a health officer or any person authorized by the Assembly may direct the manner in which any animal may be slaughtered to prevent cruelty to such animal and any other person so directed shall comply.
(f) Every person who uses a public slaughter-house or other place approved by the Assembly for slaughtering animal shall keep such place in such clean state as may be approved by the Health Officer or any person authorized by the Assembly to oversee the slaughter-house or other place.
(g) No person shall use a public slaughter-house unless he pays to the Assembly such fees as may be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(h) Any person who contravenes any provisions of the Bye –laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Control of Dogs) Bye-laws, 2009
In existence of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Prohibition of Keeping Dogs
(a) No person shall keep any kind of dog or bitch unless he applies for and obtains a license from the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as “the Assembly”) to do so.
(b) The Assembly shall before granting a license satisfy itself that the dog has been duly vaccinated against rabies on the production of a certificate issued by the Veterinary Officer to this effect.
(c) A badge shall be provided to the keeper by the Licensing Officer, which badge shall be kept on the dog at all times whiles the license remains in force.
(d) A license issued under these Bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December, of the year in which it is issued.
(e) A license shall be issued on the payment of such fees as may be determined by the resolution of the Assembly.
(2) Stray Dogs
(a) A dog in respect of which a license is granted shall be confined in a house by the owner between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and shall not be allowed to be at large within that period.
(b) It shall be lawful for any Police Officer, Health Officer or any person authorized by the Assembly to seize any stray dog found at large and brings it before a Magistrate or Tribunal who may direct that the dog be returned to its owner or assigned to a suitable person or make such orders as he may think fit.
(3) Keeper of Dogs
Any person in whose custody, charge or possession or on whose premises a dog is found shall, for the purpose of these Bye- laws, be deemed to be the Keeper of such dog unless the country is proven.
(4) Offences
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and shall on conviction by a court or Public Tribunal be liable to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two months.
(5) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly
(6) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on slaughter-house in existence in the area of authority if the Assembly before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Control of Hawkers) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Hawkers to obtain Licenses
(a) No person shall operate as a hawker unless he obtains upon application a license from the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as “the Assembly”) to do so.
ii. The license shall be in such form as the Assembly may determine and shall be issued subject to such conditions as the Assembly may deem fit including the following
(a) A hawker shall not sell, offer or exhibit other goods than those in respect of which a license has been granted and which are specified in writing therein.
(b) A hawker shall not erect any stall or other structure in any public place for the purpose of his trade or any business without a written permit from the Assembly.
(c) A hawker shall not obstruct or impede the free movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
(2) Application to contain Particulars
Every application for a license shall be made in writing and shall contain particulars of goods which the applicant wishes to sell.
(3) Duration and Fees for License.
(a) A license issued under these Bye- laws shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued.
(b) A license shall be issued on the payment of such fees as may be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(4) Hawker to Produce license on Demand
(a) Every hawker shall produce for inspection a license granted under these Bye-Laws on demand being made to him by a person authorized in writing by the Assembly.
(b) Any person who fails or refuses to produce the license commits an offence
(5) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and shall on conviction by a court or Public Tribunal be liable to a fine not exceeding GH₵50.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two months.
(6) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires.

“Hawker” means any person who sells or offers or exposes for sale goods of any description in a place other than a recognized market or in his dwelling house or shop and includes any assistant employed by such person.
(7) Applications
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority if the Assembly

(8) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on Control of Hawkers in existence in the area of authority if the Assembly before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.

Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-Ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly (Distilling and Sale of Akpeteshie) Bye-laws, 2009

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by session 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made

(1) Distillers and Sellers of Akpeteshie etc. to obtain license
(a) Any person who wishes to distill or sell Akpeteshie or any intoxicating liquor made by the Ghanaians shall apply to and obtain permit from the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the” Assembly”) to do so.
(b) Any license granted under these Bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is granted.

(2) Fees
There shall be payable for any license such as fees as the Assembly may by resolution determine.

(3) Offences
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two months.

(4) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly

(5) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on control of Distilling and selling of Akpeteshie in existence in the area of authority if the Assembly before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Control of bakeries) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made
(1) Bakeries to be licensed
(a) No bread shall be prepared or baked for the purpose of sale in any place other than premises which have been approved and licensed by the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the “Assembly”).
(b) No premises shall be used for the preparation or baking of flour for sale unless the premises have been approved and licensed by the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly

(2) Fees
The fees for every license issued under these Bye-laws shall be as fixed by resolution of the Assembly.

(3) Conditions to be complied with
No premises shall be licensed for the preparation or baking of flour for sale unless there is at least one separate and suitable room for the following purposes.
(a) The storage of flour and other material used
(b) The mixing and kneading of flour and other materials and any necessary temporary storage of any bread mixture; and
(c) The storage of the finished bread or other products of bakery.

(4) Rooms used for Storage Flour.
(a) Any room used for the storage of flour and other materials for the baking of bread shall be protected against rats and other vermin and be properly lighted and ventilated.
(b) Any materials used in baking bread and which are stored in the room shall be kept from contact with floors and walls.

(5) Any room used for storage or display or sales of bread shall be provided with sufficient shelves, benches, or table, bread stored or offered for sale shall be protected from contamination by being kept in suitable cupboards or show cases or in wrapping Materials approved by a health officer.
(6) Rooms not to be used for other purpose.
No room in the bakery shall be used as a living or sleeping room for any purposes not directly connected with the baking of bread.

(7) Sanitary accommodation etc. to be provided
The owner of the bakery shall:
(a) Provide the person employed in the bakery with clean aprons or overalls.
(b) Make proper arrangements for the disposal of any refuse from the bakery.

(8) Smoking
No person shall smoke in any premises used for baking of bread.

(9) Health of Employee of Bakery
(a) Any person who is suffering from a festering wound or sore, discharging ears or who is suffering from diarrhea or vomiting shall not take part in the preparation of bread or handle flour or material used in the baking of the bread.
(b) The owner or manager of a bakery shall ensure that any employee suffering from any disease referred to in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph is kept away from the premises used in the baking of bread.
(c) Any person working in a bakery must be medically screened and declared fit

(10) Inspection
The health officer or such other person as may be authorized by the Health Officer shall have power to enter any bakery licensed under these Bye-laws for the purpose of inspection at any time and no person shall obstruct or resist any officer acting or purporting to act in the performance of his duties under these bye laws.

(11) Revocation of License
The Assembly may revoke any license granted under paragraph 1 of the Bye-laws. If any alteration is made to any premises licensed there under, without the prior approval of the Assembly if the owner or the manager of the bakery is convicted for any contravention of any provision of these Bye-laws.

(12) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and shall on conviction by a court or Public Tribunal be liable to a fine not exceeding GH₵50.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one month.

(13) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires.

“Flour” means wheaten flour and flour containing no-wheaten substances such as cassava or maize, “Bread” loaves, rolls, pastries and biscuits.

(14) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly

(15) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on control of Bakeries in existence in the area of authority before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co- ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Palm wine and Pito Sellers) Bye-laws, 2009
In existence of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Palm wine etc. to be sold in approved premises
(a) No palm –wine or pito shall be sold except upon premises which shall have been Approved and licensed by the Assembly.
(b) The license shall be in the form specified in the schedule to the Bye-laws.
(2) Application for license
(a) Every application for such a license which in every case shall be subject to such conditions an assembly may impose shall be made in writing to the Assembly.
(b) License will be granted yearly and every license shall, unless revoked continue in force from the…… of granting thereof until the 31st December.
(c) The fee for every yearly license shall be such fees fixed as may be by resolution of the Assembly.

(3) Place for sale.
(a) Any room used for the sale or consumption of palm-wine or pito in any premises licensed under the Bye-laws shall not be less than 12 feet by 12 feet long and not less the 10 feet high.
(b) The floor of any such room shall be of concrete or other impervious material and the walls should be capable of being watched.
(c) In every such room adequate lightening and ventilation shall be provided.

(4) Room not to be used as sleeping place.
No room used for the sale or consumption of palm-wine or pito in any premises licensed under the Bye-laws should be used as a living or sleeping room nor shall it open directly into toilet, bathroom or kitchen.

(5) Rooms to be fly proof.
(a) In every room used for the sale or consumption of palm-wine or pito in any premise licensed under these Bye-laws fly-proof storage shall be provided for stocks of palm-wine or pito not in immediate use.
(b) There shall also be shelves for the storage of drinkable and other utensils and sufficient chairs and tables for accommodation of customers.

(6) Persons suffering from infections.
No owner or person in charge of the premises licensed for the sale of the palm-wine or pito shall allow any person suffering from an infectious disease to take part in the serving or salt of drinks or to remain on the premises.

(7) Officers not to be obstructed.
No person shall obstruct or resist any officer or other person appointed by the Assembly who is acting or the performance of any duty relating to any of the purposes of this Bye-laws.

(8) Medical Screening
No person shall sell palm-wine or pito without medical screening to declare him fit.

(9) Revocation of License
The Assembly may withdraw any license granted under these Bye-laws. If any alteration is made to any premises after it has been granted or if the license is convicted of any contravention or breach of any of the provisions of the Bye-laws.
(10) License to be Displayed
The person to whom the license is granted shall keep suspended or fixed over the entrance of the licensed premises a sign board with his name, the number of his license and the words licensed to sell palm-wine and pito.

(11) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵50.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three month or both.

(12) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly

(13) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on Palm-wine and Pito sellers in existence in the area of authority before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
Schedule License to sell palm-wine and pito.
License to sell Palm-wine and Pito License is hereby granted to …………………………………..to sell palm-wine and pito with one store at……………………………………..until the …………………………………………day ……………………………….. of ……………………………20 ……………………………fee …………………………………paid …………………………………..
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Stray Animals) Bye-laws, 2009
In existence of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Stray animals etc. to be impounded.

Any person authorized by the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the “Assembly” shall
(a) Seize any animal or bird which he finds in any public place without any person in charge of it and
(b) Impound such animals or birds at a place set aside by the assembly for that purpose or at a place approved by the Assembly.

(2) Owner to pay for expenses.
The owner of any impounded animal or bird shall before such animal or bird releases to him pay to the Assembly.
(a) Such impounding fee as may be fixed by resolution of the Assembly and
(b) Any expenses incurred by the Assembly for the maintenance of such animal or bird.
(3) Assembly to auction unclaimed.
(a) The assembly may sell by public auction any impounded animal or bird if the owner thereof fails to pay the amount of money specified in paragraph 2 of these Bye-laws, within ten days of such impoundment.
(b) Proceeds of the auction sales shall be paid into the account of the Assembly.

(4) Notice to be given to owner.
(a) The Assembly shall before auctioning any stray animal or bird give six days’ notice of the sale to the owner of such animal or bird.
(b) Where the owner is not known the notice shall be placed in conspicuous places in the town or village where the animal or bird was found.

(5) Owner to pay for Damages.
Where damage is done by the impounded animal or bird to the crops or other property of another person, the owner of such impounded animal or bird shall pay for the damage.

(6) Keeping to Cattle Permitted.
(a) Any person who wishes to keep any animal or bird in private place shall apply to and obtain a license from the Assembly to do so.
(b) The animal kept in such place shall at no time exceed 10
(c) Any license granted under this paragraph shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is granted.
(d) Any license granted under this paragraph shall be subject to the payment of such fees as the Assembly may by resolution determine.
(7) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these Bye- laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three month or both.
(8) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires “animal” means cow, horse, sheep, goat, dog or pig, “bird” means turkey, duck or fowl.

(9) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

Hon. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B.A ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co- ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Business Operating Permit) Bye-laws, 2009
In existence of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Permit to operate Business
(a) No person shall carry on any business, profession, trade or vocation in any premises unless he obtains a permit for such business from the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as “the Assembly”).
(b) These shall be payable in respect of the license such fees as may be fixed by a resolution of the Assembly.
(2) Expiry of license
Any license granted by the Assembly under.
(a) These Bye-laws shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which it was granted.
(b) The license shall be granted subject to such conditions as the Assembly may determine,

(3) Liability to pay property rate
Any license granted under these Bye-laws shall be without prejudice to the payment of any property the owner of a ratable property is required to pay under any enactment for the being in force.
(4) Power of entry
a) Any officer or other person authorized in writing by the Assembly may, at all reasonable time enter upon any premises or land for the purpose of carrying out any inspection or inquiry.
b) No person shall obstruct or otherwise interfere with any officer or authorized person in the performance of his duties under these Bye-laws.
c) Any person who contravenes the provisions of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or imprisonment not exceeding three months.
d) Subject to sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph the Assembly may revoke the license of any person who fails to comply with any condition subject to which a license is granted.
e) LEKMA may close down any business or suspend its activities until the permit fees are paid for the operations of the business.

(5) Failure to pay Business Permit Fee
A person who fails to pay the Business permit fees at the prescribed time shall pay the outstanding fees plus interest at the current bank rate with effect from the day of default up to and including the day of the final payment of the fees.
(6) Winding up of Business
a) Where for any reason a company winds up its business entirely or suspends its operations LEKMA shall be informed immediately about such closure or suspension of business activities.
b) A company that fails to comply with paragraph 6 of this Bye-laws shall continue to be billed by LEKMA for its fees for business permit.
(7) Interpretation
“LEKMA” means Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly. “Business” includes occupation, profession or trade.
(8)Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAFAEL B. BORTEYE B.A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Entertainment Licenses) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Entertainment License
a) No person shall undertake or perform in the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the Assembly) any of the entertainments, acts or things specified in the schedule to these Bye-laws without first having paid to the Assembly a fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
b) Where, the entertainment, act or thing is to be held in any premises other than the Town Hall, the land-lord or granting permission for the premises shall not allow such entertainment, act or thing to take place unless he is satisfied that the necessary fee has been paid to the Assembly.
(2) Hour of operation
Any license issued under these Bye-laws shall permit any activity for which the license was issued to take place between 2.00 p.m. and mid-night on a specific day.
(3) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months or both.
(4) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.
Schedule
Entertainments, acts or things requiring payment of fee-concert, boxing, magic shows, dancing, drumming, music or theatrical performances, cinemas, videos or other entertainment, which admission is to be charity.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co- ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly Control of Mills Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Persons to obtain Licenses
a) No person shall keep a mill in the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as Assembly) unless he or she obtains a license issued by Assembly for that purpose.
b) A license issued by the Assembly shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued.
(2) Fees
A fee of an amount fixed by a resolution of the Assembly shall be paid to the Assembly in respect of a license issued by it.
(3) Infectious Disease
No owner or person in charge of a mill shall allow any person suffering from any infectious or contagious disease to enter any premises of mill.
(4) Structure Not To Be Used As Dwelling Houses
a) No person shall keep any animal or fowl likely to cause nuisance in the building where a mill is kept.
(5) Cleanliness
The owner or person in charge of a mill shall keep the premises in clean condition and shall brush, sweep or otherwise clean away all dirt and rubbish from there at the end of the day’s work.
(6) Hour of Operation
Any mill for which a license has been issued under these Bye-laws shall operate between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on each day of operation.
(7) Obstruction
No person shall obstruct or resist any officer or other person authorized by the Assembly acting or purporting to act in the performance of his duties relating to any of these Bye-laws

(8) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding one month or both.
(9) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise refers “mill” means any building fitted with machinery for the purpose of grinding corn, millet, cassava, palm-nut or where wheat or flour is mixed.
(10) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.

(11) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on control of mills in existence in the area of authority of the Assembly before the coming into force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Control of Artisans) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made
(1) Artisans to Obtain License
(a) No person shall work as self-employed artisan in the area of authority of the Assembly unless he obtains from the Assembly a license to work as such.
(b) Any license granted under these Bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December of year in which it is issued.
(2) Fees
The fee payable to the Assembly for any license issued in accordance with these Bye-laws shall be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(3) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding three month or both.
(4) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws the context otherwise requires “ARTISAN” means a self-employed skilled workman “Assembly” means Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.
(5) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEAL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly
(Excavation/Conveyance of Sand, Stones and Gravel) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Title
These Bye-laws may be conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Excavation/ Conveyance of Sand, Stones and Gravels) Bye-laws and shall apply within the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (herein referred to as the “Assembly”).
(2) Payments of Fees
No person shall be permitted or licensed to excavate sand, stone or gravel from any place within the area of authority of the Assembly unless, he shall have paid to the Assembly the fee to be fixed by the resolution of the Assembly in respect of these Bye-laws.
(3) Permit or license to excavate sand
Any person desirous to excavate sand, stone or gravel shall obtain a permit or license from the Assembly which shall:
(a) State the name and of applicant
(b) Enclose a site plan of the site of his operation
(c) State the mode of excavation
I. By minor excavation
II. By mechanical means or
III. By manual means
(d) Where Assembly is satisfied that the applicant is a genuine person to be granted a permit or a license and the site does not offend the environment of the Assembly area of authority the Assembly shall approve and grant a permit or license to the applicant.
(e) The permit or license shall cover the following:

I. Name and address of the applicant
II. Site of operation;
III. Duration of the permit or license
IV. Fee to be paid per trip of sand, stone or gravel.
V. Fee to be paid for the permit or license.
(4) Receipt to cover all Payment
(a) All fees in respect of excavation shall be paid in advance.
(b) Whenever a fee is paid a counterfoil receipt or ticket shall be issued of the fee thereof and any such receipt or ticket shall be accepted as proof of payment for the period which it is issued.
(c) Failure to produce such receipt or ticket on demand shall render the sand, stone or gravel excavated subject to penalty under section 7 of these Bye-laws.
(5) Loss or Damage
The Assembly shall not be held liable for any loss or damage to the site or any sand, or gravel excavated which may be due to the breach of these regulations to any other whatsoever.
(6) Subletting of the site Operation
No application shall sublet, assign or sell any part of the site to another person without the consent of the Assembly.
(7) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.
(8) Interpretation
“Assembly” in these Bye-laws means Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly “Excavation” means mining by mechanical or manual means of sand, stone and within the area of authority of the Assembly.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009.

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Abatement of Noise) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.

(1) Allowing Houses etc. to be used for Drumming
No person or occupier of any house, building, yard or other place situated in the Municipality who without a license from the Assembly permit any person to assemble and beat gong-gong tom-tom, dance and other similar instrument of music.
(2) Place for sale of Records
No person shall use any place for the sale of records or other recorded music unless the place has been inspected, approved and licensed by the Assembly.
(3) Application
A license may be issued subject to conditions as may be prescribed by the Assembly.
(4) Duration of Validity of license
A license issued under paragraph 3 shall be an annual license and be effective from the day on which it is issued. The license so issued shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued.
(5) Withdrawal of license
The Assembly may withdraw a license issued under these Bye-laws where the owner of the premises.
(a) Make an authorized alteration to sound proof design for listening Or
(b) Is convicted of any offence under these Bye-laws or any existing Bye-laws still in force.
(6) Music advertisement
No person shall play or cause to be played any recorded music in public for advertising purpose so as to cause a nuisance to the public.
(7) Music played in entertainment spots
(a) No proprietor or person in charge of a night club, restaurant or drinking bar or other place of refreshment or entertainment shall play music at the place so as to cause a nuisance to the public or residents in the area.
(b) Any music played in any place under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall be played in such a way that it be heard only within the confines of that place.
(8) Music that can be played up to midnight
A person may play music at a reasonable pitch up to midnight when
(a) Wake is being kept or
(b) A party is being organized.

(9) Religious Institutions
A person conducting a religious service shall not play or cause music to be played so loudly so as to cause nuisance to the public and residents in the area.
(a) A person may play music in a religious institution or in an entertainment Hall or make an address through a public address system so as to be heard only within the confines of the institution or entertainment Hall.
(b) A person conducting a religious service where music is to be played before 6.00 a.m. or after 10.00 p.m. shall seek permission from the Assembly in writing except during public and statutory holidays.
(10) Power generator
A person using a power generator on premises shall muffle the noise emanating from the engine so as to prevent it from constituting nuisance to neighbors.
(11) Penalty
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or in default to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or both. In the case of the continuing offence is liable to an additional fine of GH₵50.00 in respect of each day on which the offence continues.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009.

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Drinking and Eating Bars) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Food and Drinks to be sold in Approved Premises
No person shall sell food or drink for human consumption except upon premises which have been approved and licensed by the Assembly.
(2) Food and Drinking Bar Operators to Obtain License
No person shall sell food or drink in the area of authority of the Assembly unless he obtain from the Assembly a license to work as such.

(3) Place for Sale
Any room used for sale of food and drink shall be well ventilated and lighted fly proof with floor cemented and walls painted. There should be enough chair, tables, plates, cups, napkin and washing basin for customers.

(4) Rooms not be used as sleeping place
No room used for the sale of food and drink in any premises licensed shall be used as a living or sleeping room nor shall it open directly into toilet, bath room or kitchen.
(5) Person Suffering from Infectious Disease
No owner or person in charge of the premises licensed for the sale of drink and shall allow any person suffering from infectious disease to take part in preparation, serving or sale of food and drink or to remain on the premises.
(6) Medical Screening
No person shall sell food or drink without medical screening to declare him fit.
(7) Prohibition against sale of poisonous or Adulterated Food
Any person who sells or offers for sale any food that
I. Has in or upon it any poisonous or harmful substance.
II. Is unwholesome or unfit for human consumption.
III. Consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid, rotten, decomposed or diseased substance.
IV. Is adulterated
V. Is injurious to health or
VI. Is not of the nature, substance or quality prescribed by standard commits an offence.
(8) Fees
The fee for every licensed issued under these Bye-laws shall be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(9) Sale of Food and Drinks Under Insanitary Conditions
Any person who sells, prepares, packages, conveys, stores or displays foods or drinks under insanitary conditions commits an offence.
(10) Offence Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.
(11) Interpretation
(a) In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires “food” means any article manufactured sold, or represented for use as food or drink for human consumption, chewing gum, water and any ingredient of such food drink, chewing gum or water.
(b) “Insanity condition” means such conditions or circumstances as might contaminated food, drinks with dirt or filth or might render such article injurious or dangerous to health.

(12) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.
Made at a meeting of Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Internet Cafe) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Internet Café license
(a) No person shall under take or perform in the area of authority of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly ( hereafter referred to as the “Assembly”)
(b) Any internet café or similar act without first obtaining a license from the Assembly and having paid to the Assembly a fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(2) Children below the age of 18 years
No owner or proprietor of internet café shall allow a child below the age of 18 years to enter and operate any game on the internet.
(3) Hours of Operation
Any person operating an internet café within the area of authority of the Assembly shall operate between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(4) Cyber Fraud
Any owner or proprietor who allows his café to be used by any person or group of persons to commit crime or fraud shall have his license revoked and shall be liable on conviction to a fine as prescribed by these Bye-laws.
(5) Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months or both.
(6) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.
Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Communal Labour) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Organize Communal
The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (hereafter referred to as the “Assembly”) may as end when necessary organize clean-up exercise within the Municipality.
(2) Every Member to Participate
Every member of the community is to participate in any clean up exercise organized by the Assembly.
(3) Time
All clean up exercise to be organized in the Municipality shall be between the hours of 6 a.m. to 12 noon.
(4) Shops to be closed
All shops or stores should be closed during the period of the clean-up.
(5) Transport Unions
All transport unions operating within the Municipality is to participate fully in any clean up exercise organized by the Assembly.
(6) Market Women, chop Bar and Drinking Bar Operators to Participate
Market Queens and leaders are to organize their people to clean the market place while chop bar and drinking bar operators are to close their bars up to 12 noon.
(7) No Vehicular Movement
There shall be minimum vehicular movement either into or out of an area declared to the target of clean up exercise.
(8) Penalty
Any person or group of persons who contravenes any of the provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵100.00 or in default to a term of imprisonment for period not exceeding three months or both.
Schedule
Cleaning of immediate surroundings of houses, adjoining streets, gutters, weeding lorry parks, market, and ceremonial roads. Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Public Market) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Hour of Operation
All markets shall be open to the public every day of the week that is from Monday to Sunday from 6 O’clock in the morning till 6 O’clock in the evening.
(2) Tenancy Agreement
LEKMA shall enter into a tenancy Agreement with all successful Applicants for a store, in any market.
(3) Allotment of stalls, space and stores
(a) Stores shall be allotted to allotees for sale of items or articles as the Assembly may from time to time direct.
(b) Applications for the use of stores shall be to the chief superintendent of market or to such officer as the Municipal Chief Executive may for that purpose appoint.
(c) The period of allotment shall as a rule is on such terms and conditions as LEKMA may determine.
(d) The grant of all stores shall be made by the Assembly.
(4) Discontinuation of Occupancy
(a) Where the rent of any store in a market payable monthly, the occupier of that store shall give notice of his intention to discontinue its use at least seven days before the last day of the month for which rent has been paid otherwise he shall be liable for rent for the succeeding month.
(b) Where the rent of any store, in a market is payable quarterly, the occupier of that store shall give notice of his intention to discontinue the use at least fourteen days before the last days period, for which rent has been paid, otherwise he shall be liable for rent for a period of one month in addition to the period of his occupancy.
(5) Rent
(a) The rent for a store in the markets shall be as specified by resolution of Assembly.
(b) All rents shall be paid in advance and where the rent is payable monthly or quarterly any part of a month or quarterly, shall count as entire month or quarter.
(c) Where rent is paid a counterfoil receipts or tickets shall be issued in respect of the payment and any such receipt or ticket shall be accepted as proof of allotment for the period for which it is issued.
(d) Failure to produce such receipts or tickets on demand shall render the occupier liable for ejection from his store.
(e) The period for which rent has been paid shall run from and include the day of allotment and shall expire on the last day of the period for which rent has been paid.
(6) Assembly under no Liability for loss or Damage
(a) The Assembly shall not be under any liability for any loss or damage to the property of any occupier of any store in a matter which is due to fire, theft, burglary or any other cause whatsoever.
(b) All LEKMA tenants at the markets shall insure their property against fire, theft, burglary or other foreseeable contingencies.
(7) Sub-letting stores without consent
(a) No occupier of any store, in a market shall sublet or share such store, except with the written consent of the Assembly.
(8) Sales Restricted
(a) No person shall sell at any place in any market other than at the store allotted to him.
(b) Any person who sells or purchases goods or stocks near established markets than approved places or erects stalls at places other than the established markets commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine as specified by these Bye-laws.
(9) Only specified articles to be sold
No occupier of store, in a market shall sell or expose for sale any goods other than those permitted to be sold at that area.
(10) Cleaning of Store
(a) An occupier of a store in a market shall be responsible for the cleanliness of his or her store at all times.
(b) Before cleaning the market at the close of the day every occupier shall thoroughly clean his or her store and its surroundings and the refuse placed in the dustbins with fitting covers.
(c) All stains from oil, fat or other articles shall be thoroughly washed away.
(11) Article for food to be raised from the ground
(i) No occupier of any store in a market shall expose for sale any bread, flesh, prepared grain food or any other article of food unless the items are placed on a table or on a support raised at least one and half meters from the ground.
(12) Food to be protected
No article which is likely to be used for human consumption in the state in which it is exposed for sale shall be sold without adequate protection from dust, flies or other insects.
(13) Obstruction of Path Ways
No seller shall place any box, basket or other container in any path way or avenue of a market.
(14) Prohibited Persons
The Assembly shall refuse a right of entry into a market to any person who has previously been guilty of misconduct in or about the market as in the option of the officer justifies such refusal.

(15) Designated Area for sale of goods in the market
No person shall sell any articles, animal or any other goods in any place in a market unless the place has been designated by LEKMA for that purpose.
(16) Children
A person in charge of a child in a market shall be responsible for the cleanliness and orderly conduct of the child and he shall on the request of any officer of the Assembly or any Police Officer in uniform remove any nuisance the child may commit.
(17) No admittance of Public at Night
No person other than schedule officers of LEKMA or Police Officer in uniform shall on any occasion be in the market at hours other than the stated time as are declared by paragraph 1 of these Bye-laws to be open to the public.
(18) Orders
Every person using a market shall obey all reasonable directions, instructions and request of the officers of the Assembly or Police Officers given for the preservation of cleanliness order and regularity in the market or for facilitating the dispatch of business therein.
(19) Interpretation
“LEKMA” means Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly “Market” means public market within the Municipality. “Store” includes selling sites, stalls, space and places as shall be designated by LEKMA to be used for selling and buying purposes.
(20) Penalty
Any person or group of persons who contravenes any of the provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or in default to term of imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months or both.
(21) Application
These Bye-laws shall apply within the area of authority of the Assembly.
(22) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on markets in existence in the area of authority of the Assembly before the coming into being of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.

Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Maintenance of Premises) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) White Washing and Painting of Premises
(a) A house hold or an owner or occupier of a premise within the area of administration of LEKMA shall keep the house clean, white washed and painted on regular basis once in two years.
(b) Where the owner, occupier or landlord fails to comply to sub paragraph (1) of paragraph 1, LEKMA shall under take the painting charge the owner, occupier or land lord with the expenses incurred in under taking the painting as a debt.
(2) Application of Building Regulation
Notwithstanding the provision of the Building Regulation any unauthorized structure attached to premises shall be demolished or removed on notice by LEKMA.
(3) Inspection by Authorized Officers
An officer of LEKMA duly authorized may inspect the state of maintenance of any premises within the area of administration of LEKMA.
(4) Power of LEKMA
LEKMA may direct any household, owner or occupier of premises to white wash, paint or put the premises in a state of cleanliness within a prescribed period as it may determine.
(5) Appeal
(a) A prescribed period specified by LEKMA may be extended upon appeal by the household, owner or occupier of the premises in reasonable circumstances.
(b) After the expiration of the prescribed period which has been extended on appeal as specified in paragraph 5, a person who refuses to comply with the request to white wash, paint or put the premises in a state of cleanliness commits an offence.
(6) Offence
A household owner or occupier of premises who refuses to repair or to keep the premises which is in state of despair, dilapidated, collapsed or threat to life and property after reasonable warning or notice by LEKMA shall be deemed to have contravened these Bye-laws.
(7) Abandoned Premises
Where premises is abandoned and in a total state of disrepair, dilapidated or collapsed and poses threat to life and property LEKMA shall serve notice to the owner or occupier of the premises to demolish it within a period of eight days.
(8) Demolition of Premises After 8 days’ Notice
LEKMA shall demolish the premises and charge the household, owner or occupier of the premises for labour after the expiration of the eight days’ notice.

(9) Uncompleted Dangerous Property
(a) LEKMA shall serve notice to the owner of uncompleted premises which poses a threat to life and property to either complete or demolish the uncompleted house within a specified period of time.
(b) Where the owners of the uncompleted house fails to either demolish or complete it, LEKMA shall with or without further notice demolish the uncompleted house and surcharge its owner for the cost of labour.
(10) Penalty
Any person who contravenes any of the provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or in default to a term of imprisonment for not exceeding six months or both.
(11) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on maintenance of premises in the existence in the area of authority of the Assembly before the coming in to force of these Bye-laws are hereby revoked.

Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Solid and Liquid Waste Management) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
LEKMA or its registered agents or contractors shall be exclusively responsible for the management of both solid and liquid waste within the area of LEKMA administration.
(1) Solid and Liquid Waste to be made available to LEKMA or its Agents etc.
Every household, industry and any offices and premises shall make its solid and liquid waste available to the LEKMA or its authorized agents or contractors.

(2) Disposal of Waste
Solid and liquid waste made available by owner or occupiers of premises shall be collected, treated and disposed of at designated sites by LEKMA or its contractors.
(3) LEKMA to Liaise with Contractors, Agents etc.
All occupiers’ owners of premises with the exception of household premises shall designate a member of their staff to be directly responsible in all matters relating to waste management and liaise with LEKMA or its contractors or agents.

(4) Waste Containers
Owners or occupiers of premises shall be responsible for the provision of containers that will be in storing solid and liquid waste within the premises in consonance with specifications approved by LEKMA.
(5) Fees to be Charged
LEKMA shall impose prescribed fees on an owner or occupier of premises where services are rendered for the disposal of liquid or solid waste and such fees shall be reviewed from time to time.
(6) Offence
A person who:
(a) Fails to provide a standard container as prescribed by LEKMA
(b) Receives service from unauthorized person or uses unauthorized containers; or
(c) Refuse to allow LEKMA or its authorized agents or collect solid or liquid waste from one’s premises;
(d) Uses pan and pit latrines where it has been declared barred.
(e) Indiscriminately dumping of solid waste in open space, drains, gutter behind walls or burn solid waste in one’s compound commits an offence.
(7) Penalty
Where a person commits any of the offences specified in paragraph 6 of these Bye-laws he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or in default of payment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.
(8) Revocation
Any Bye-laws on solid and liquid waste management in existence in the area of authority of the Assembly before the coming into force of this Bye-laws are hereby revoked.
(9) Interpretation
In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires:
“Person” means both legal and natural person.
“LEKMA” means Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly “Solid waste” means refuse and rubbish. “Liquid Waste” means night soil and effluent (from septic tanks)

Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (Drainage Waste Water) Bye-laws, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly by section 79 of the local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) these Bye-laws are hereby made.
(1) Duty to Provide Linkage Drain
Every household, owner or occupier of premises shall connect a linkage of waste except sewerage, to the main drain or culvert wherever available.
(2) Application
These Bye-laws apply to premises such as dwelling houses, industrial or commercial houses, structures sheds whether or not permanently occupied within the Municipal Assembly area of jurisdiction.
(3) Linkage Drains
The linkage drains shall be made of concrete and shall also be covered.
(4) Exception
Any household, owner or occupier of premises shall build a soak-away to take care of waste water in places where a drain or culvert is not available.
(5) Penalty
Any person who contravenes any of the provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to maximum fine not exceeding GH₵200.00 or in default to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.

Made at a meeting of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly held on the 27th August, 2009

HON. RAPHAEL B. BORTEYE B. A. ODOTEI
Presiding Member Municipal Co-ordinating Director

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