About 12 provisional shops and a drinking spot appeared before the Sissala East Distrcit circuit court for selling unwholesome food products to the public.
The Sissala East District Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit embarked on a mass inspection to provisional shops in the Tumu township for the sale of unwholesome food products. It was during this unannounced exercise that,12 provisional shops and a drinking spot were unearthed to have being involved in the sale of unwholesome(expired) food products ranging from coca-cola drinks,fanta drinks,lucozite,ideal milk and many more. After confiscating the expired food products from the various shops, went ahead to arraign them before the circuit court.
Mr.Siedu Shiebu an officer representing the Environmental Health and Sanitation unit in the circuit court today moved the motion by first of all mentioning the names of all the affected shops and also prayed to the court for the expired products to be destroyed whereas the culprits made to bare the cost of destructing the food products seized to least serve as a deterrent to others. Still in the court and during a roll call of all affected shops, it was reveled that, out of the 12 provisional shops and a drinking spot summoned; only 8 shop owners or their representatives appeared in the court for the hearing and this development infuriated the magistrate.The presiding magistrate his lordship SA Bugri came out with a ruling that,they unwholesome food products be destroyed and in the presence of the circuit court registrar,also an officer from zoom lion company and various representatives from the affected shops.
The magistrate also ordered that the five affected shop owners that refused to report to the court without any reason be be summoned to appear before the court for questioning and ostensibly face prosecution.