BYE-LAWS

Contents
Asutifi North District Assembly (Fishing Nets and Fishing Methods) 2
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Self-Employed Artisans) 3
Asutifi North District Assembly (Temporary Structure) 4
Asutifi North District Assembly (Excavation in Streets) 5
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Building) 6
Asutifi North District Assembly (Use of Classrooms by Religious Bodies) 8
Asutifi North District Assembly (Business Operating Permit) 9
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Water Bodies and Use of River) 11
Asutifi North District Assembly (Construction and Placement of Kiosks) 12
Asutifi North District Assembly (Funeral Hooliganism) 13
Asutifi North District Assembly (Markets) 13
Asutifi North District Assembly (Sanitation) 17
Asutifi North District Assembly (Cleaning) 18
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Eating Houses) 20
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Mills) 21
Asutifi North District Assembly (Herbalists) 22
Asutifi North District Assembly (Lorry Parks) 23
Asutifi North District Assembly (Cemetery) 25
Asutifi North District Assembly (Collection of Stone, Gravel and Sand) 26
Asutifi North District Assembly (Licensing of Bicycles) 27
Asutifi North District Assembly (Stray Animals) 28
Asutifi North District Assembly (Firewood Dealers) 29
Asutifi North District Assembly (Distilling and Sale of Akpeteshie) 30
Asutifi North District Assembly (Maintenance of Premises) 30
Asutifi North District Assembly (Beating of Gong-gong and Communal Labour) 32
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Bush Fire) 33
Asutifi North District Assembly (Abatement of Noise) 35
Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Dogs) 37

Asutifi North District Assembly (Fishing Nets and Fishing Methods)
Bye Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Use of explosive matter prohibited

1. No person shall within the jurisdiction of the Asutifi North Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) take or destroy or attempt to take or destroy any fish by the use of dynamite, gelignite or other explosive substances or by the use of any noxious or poisonous matter.

No seine net to be used in a river or lake
2. (i) No person shall use a seine-net in a river or lake that falls within the jurisdiction of the Assembly.
(ii) For the purpose of these Bye-laws “Seine-net’ means any net having two wings joined to a bag at its centre and which for the purpose of taking fish is drawn through the water by means of ropes attached to the outer end of each wing.
(iii) No set net is to be used in a river or lake.

3. (i) No person shall use a set net in any river or lake unless the mesh of such net is not less than 50 millimeters in stretched diagonal length.
(ii) For the purpose of these Bye-Laws ‘Set net’ means any net that is used for the purpose of taking fish and is anchored to bed of the lake or river.

Prohibited Methods
4. (i) No person shall fish in the Assembly by resorting to prohibited methods
(ii) For the purposes of these bye-laws prohibited methods means the use of a set net, seine net or explosives in a
river or lake within the jurisdiction of the Asutifi North District Assembly.

Confiscation of Prohibited Methods
5. The Assembly shall confiscate all prohibited nets used anywhere that falls within the jurisdiction.

6. The owner of any prohibited net used within the jurisdiction of the Assembly shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction, be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months. The Court may in addition to the fine order the destruction of the prohibited net.

Penalty
7. Any person who contravenes any of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

Made at a meeting of Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Self-Employed Artisans)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Licence
1. No person shall work as a self-employed artisan or individual in the area of authority of Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) unless such person has obtained a licence issued by the Assembly.

Fees
2. The fee payable to the Assembly for any licence issued in accordance with these bye-laws shall be an amount prescribed by a Fee Fixing Resolution of the Assembly.

Penalty
3. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months.

Interpretation
4. In these Bye-laws “Self-employed Artisan” means any skilled person working in an industry or trade and who is not employed in any Government Department or any state corporation or a registered company including the following:

Fitters
Welders
Straighters
Sprayers
Electricians
Upholsters
Washermen
Barbers
Metal workers
Manufacturers of Blocks Vulcanizers
Bicycle Repairs
Masons
Carpenters
Plumbers
Wireless & Radio Repairers
Steel Benders
Painters
Canopy Hirers
Refrigerators
Mechanics Photographers
Raffia Workers
Glass Workers
Leather Workers
Tailors
Seamstresses
Hairdressers
Technicians
Blacksmiths
undertakers

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Councils on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Temporary Structure)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Permit to Erect a Kiosk
1. No person shall erect a Temporary Structure without obtaining a permit from the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly).

Fees
2. No person shall erect a Temporary Structure for sale of anything within the jurisdiction of the Assembly unless he or she has paid to the Assembly a fee that may be prescribed by the Assembly in a fee fixing resolution.

3. Any Temporary Structure constructed without authority from the Assembly shall be pulled down and the cost of pulling down shall be surcharged against the owner.

4. Any person who obstructs an agent of the Assembly in the performance of his duties under section 3 of these Bye-Laws commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.
Penalty
5. Any person who contravenes section 2 of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and on summary conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to imprisonment not less than six(6) months.
Interpretation
6. In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires: ‘temporary structure’ means any structure intended to
remain where it is erected for less than six (6) months. It includes kiosks, containers and tents.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Excavation in Streets)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Permit for Excavation
1. No person shall within the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) undertake any excavation on any road without obtaining a permit from the Assembly for that purpose.
2. For the purposes of these bye-laws, excavation means the use of any implement or machine to uncover something by digging away and removing the earth that wear it, to dig a hole or form a hole by digging.
3. Where with such consent a person undertakes any excavation in any street he shall;

(i) At his own expense cause it to be sufficiently fenced;

(ii) Maintain sufficient light or a reflective device in a proper place on or near it at all times until the work for which the excavation was made is completed; and

(iii) Re-fill the excavated area to the satisfaction of the Assembly within such time as the Assembly may specify.

Application for Permit
1. An application for a permit to carry out an excavation exercise in any street shall be made in writing and addressed to District Works Engineer before excavation work begins.

2. The application for the permit shall be in the form specified in the schedule to these bye-laws and shall only be signed by the District Works Engineer or any other competent officer when the application is approved.

3. A permit issued under the provision of these bye-laws may be granted subject to conditions as the Assembly may determine in the interest of public safety and order.

Permit Fee
1. A permit fee determined by the Assembly shall become payable at the time of issuance of a permit to carry out excavation exercise.

2. Creation of Nuisance Prohibited
Nothing in any permit granted under the provision of these bye-laws shall be deemed in any manner to authorize the continuance of a nuisance or any condition injurious or likely to be injurious to any member of the public.

3. Failure to observe conditions
In the event of any person to whom a permit is issued failing to observe any of the conditions specified in the permit or any of the provisions of these bye-laws, the Assembly may do whatever is necessary to ensure compliance with these bye-laws and recover as a debt from such person any expense reasonably incurred.

4. Permanent re-instatement fee
The Assembly shall be solely responsible for the permanent reinstatement of all excavation exercise undertaken within the District and it shall charge in addition to the permit fee, reinstatement fees according to the materials used and the dimension of the work involved.

5. Injuries
The Assembly shall not be liable by virtue of any permit issued under the provisions of these Bye-Laws for any damage or injury sustained by any person or animal during and after the time that the process of excavation is in progress.

6. Penalty
A person who contravenes any of the provisions of these bye-laws or the conditions of any permit issued hereunder commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than250 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.

SCHEDULE

Permit No.:……………the Asutifi North District Assembly (Regulation of Excavation) Bye-laws, (Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3). Permit is hereby issued to………………………….of………………………………….within the area of administration of the Asutifi North District Assembly for the period.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY
Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the 0Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Building)
Bye –Laws 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936), these Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Interpretation
1. In these Bye-laws: “Building” means any structure whatsoever and includes the alternation of existing building which involves an increase in the floor area of that building ; The “floor” of a building includes the area of all verandas, corridors, and other under-ground concrete spaces. “Overseer” or “Inspector” means an Officer appointed by the Assembly for the purpose of inspecting building operations.

Allocation of Building Plots
2. (1) Building plots shall be allocated in such manner as the Assembly may from time to time direct.
(2) Subject to the provision of paragraph (1) of this bye-law, applications for the allotment of available building plots shall be in order of priority of application and upon payment of the prescribed fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly and approved by or on behalf of, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
(3) The Assembly may terminate the allocation of the building plot after two years or any reasonable period thereafter as the Assembly may think fit, if the applicant does not develop the said building plot.
(4) It shall be unlawful for Government or quasi Government institutions, Organizations, and Corporations, or
individuals which have been allocated substantial portions of land in the district to sub-allocate portions of
such lands to any individual or group of persons for purposes other than what it was originally intended for.
(5)Without prejudice to sub-section 4 of section 3 of these bye-laws, Government or Quasi Government
Institutions, Organizations and Corporations, or individuals which for various reasons may wish to allocate
portions of their parcels of land or use portions of land for purposes other than what it was originally intended
for, shall obtain a permit from the District Assembly.

Building Permit
3. (1) No person shall erect any building or other structure or undertake any work within any town except under and in accordance with the terms of a building permit issued by the Assembly.
(2) Every building permit shall specify the site and the floor area of the building or any work under a permit previously granted.

(3) The Assembly shall not grant a permit to any applicant who has not completed a building or any work under a permit previously granted.
(4) A building permit granted by the Assembly shall expire after five years. The permit shall hereafter be revoked if the construction of or the execution of the work which it relates to, is not began within the time specified in the permit.
(5) Any person intending to layout any street or construct, extend, alter, repair or renovate any building must deposit the plans, sections and specifications and other particulars with the Assembly for the granting of a permit.

Fee
4. There shall be payable for any such permit a fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly approved by; or on behalf the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

Signing of Plans
5. (1) No person shall submit to the Assembly the plan of any building to be constructed unless the plan has been by or under the supervision of and is signed by the registered architect, engineer or an architectural draftsman licenced by the Assembly.

(2) No land owner shall sub-divide or allocate any land for use, development or occupation in any town or in any area where there is an approved planning scheme prepared under any legislation in force, except with the concurrence of the Assembly.

(3) The Assembly or the overseer/building inspector shall request the land lord;
i. To paint, distemper, whitewash or colour-wash the outside walls or roof of any building forming part of the premises.

ii. Every Landlord shall plant trees in front, side or at the back of his/her premises and to erect tree guard to protect same: provided that the trees shall not be unduly obstructed thereby.

iii. It shall be unlawful for any individual or group of persons to cut, tap or destroy any tree or vegetation growing along the street, road, and path or in any public place unless a prior written permission is issued and signed by the District Chief Executive.

(4) Any landlord who fails to comply with a notice from the Assembly requiring him to perform any of the acts
Specified in sub-section 3, of section 5 of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on
Conviction by a competent court to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than 6 months or to both and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine not exceeding GH¢50.00
for each day that the offence is continuing after the service of the notice of the offence.

Certificate of Dwelling House
6. No person shall occupy a dwelling house or structure which has not been granted a certificate of completion/occupation by the Assembly and upon payment of the prescribed fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly and approved by or on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

Unauthorized Building and Demolition Notice
7. (1) If any building or other structure which is being and has been erected or if any building work is
being or been executed in contravention of any of these bye-laws the overseer or inspector may give notice in writing in the form prescribed in the schedule to these bye-laws, to the owner or developer or occupier, who should within 2 weeks by a statement in writing to the Assembly, show sufficient cause why the building or structure or work should not be removed, altered or pulled down.
(2) If such owner or occupier or developer as the case may be, fails to show sufficient cause why the building or structure or other work should not be removed, altered or pulled down, it shall be lawful for the Assembly to carry out the removal, alteration or pulling down, and recover the expenses from the owner of occupier or developer as the case may be as if it were a debt from such person or persons to the Assembly.

8. Any person who contravenes any of these bye-laws commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction by a court to a fine not less than 250 penalty unit or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than 6 months.

SCHEDULE

NOTICE UNDER BYE-LAWS (1) TO ………………………………………………………………………………………..
TAKE NOTICE THAT you are hereby required on or before the ……………………… day ………………… 20…………
by a statement in writing under your hand or the hand of some person duly authorized by you and served upon the DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE to show, why
a) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Which has been executed/constructed in contravention of ;
a) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Should not be; (c) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Dated this ………………………………………………… day of ……………………….. 20…………………………

DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OR SCHEDULE OFFICER

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21st December, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Councils on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Use of Classrooms by Religious Bodies)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Permit
1. No person, group of persons or any religious body shall use a classroom for the observance of celebration of a religious function within the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) unless approval from the Assembly has been obtained.

Period of Operation
2. (a) A religious body which has been given approval under these bye-laws to use a classroom shall benefit from such approval only for the period specified and under such conditions as shall be determined by the Assembly.

(b) The conditions shall be as follows:
– The churches/bodies applying for school sites should be well established and shall be bodies interested in providing facilities for the enhancement of educational facilities in an area of administration of the Assembly.

– They shall be financially sound and capable to undertake building projects for schools in accordance with specifications as the Assembly may direct; and

– They shall pay a fee stipulated per month to the District Assembly in accordance with fee fixing resolution of the Assembly.

Assembly Contribution
3. (a) The Assembly shall contribute workmen and technical advice when the need arises as a complement to the efforts for the Church/Body in constructing classroom blocks and other school infrastructure.

(b) Bodies/Churches shall co-operate with the local communities so that the schools shall become community schools when created.

Site of New School
4. Schools to be established shall not be sited near existing Assembly schools in order that enrollment shall be maximized.

Provision of Furniture
5. The Church /Body may provide furniture for newly established schools initiated by them.
– The school so built shall be in the public system under the Assembly’s education unit.
– The Church/ Body shall be represented on the school Committee which shall be formed to run the school.
– An agreement shall be executed between the Church/Body and the Assembly vesting the property in the latter.

Inspection of Premises
6. An officer duly authorized by the Assembly to conduct inspection may enter and inspect the conditions of the premises and may request any person /group of persons, church /religious body to produce its licence for inspection as required by paragraph (1) of these bye- laws.

Penalty
7. A person or group of persons, church/religious body contravening any of the provisions of these Bye –Laws commit an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or to both.

Revocation
8. The District Assembly may revoke a permit where a person, group of persons, church/religious body has been convicted on one occasion of an offence in breach of these bye-laws or any other.

Made at meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approval by the Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Business Operating Permit)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Permit
1. No person shall carry on any business, in or upon any premises within the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) without a Business permit duly granted by the Assembly.

Period for Validity
2. A business permit granted under these bye-laws shall, expire on the 31st day of December of each year.

Permit not Transferable
3. A Business permit once granted is not transferable

Display of Permit
4. A business permit granted under these bye-laws shall be displayed in a conspicuous part of the premises on which the business is operated.

Fee
5. There shall be a fee for every business permit granted under these bye-laws as shall be prescribed by the Assembly in accordance with its fee fixing resolution.

Liability to Pay Property Rate
6. An owner of a ratable permanent or temporary property who is required to pay property rate, under any existing law shall in addition be required to apply for a business permit under these bye-laws.

Powers of Entry
7. Subject to the provisions of these Bye-Laws any officer or a person duly authorized by the Assembly may, during business hours enter into or upon any building, premises or land within the area of authority of the Assembly for the purpose of carrying out any inspection, enquiry or any other duties authorized by the Assembly.

b) No person shall obstruct or interfere with any officer or a person authorized by the Assembly in the performance of any duties assigned to him under these bye-laws.

Withdrawal of Permit and Closure of Business
8. The Assembly may withdraw or revoke any business permit granted under these bye-laws; if any alterations are effected on premises or building for which the permit was granted without a written notice of the Assembly and approval of same or if the person granted the business permit contravenes any provisions of these bye-laws.

9. The Assembly may close down any business or suspend its activities until the permit fee is paid for the operation of the business.

Winding Up
10. Where for any reason a company winds up its business entirely or suspends its operations, the Assembly shall be informed immediately about such a closure or suspension of business activities.

– A company that fails to comply with paragraph 10 of these Bye-laws shall continue to be billed by the Assembly for its fees for Business Permit.

Failure to pay Business Permit Fees
11. A person who fails to pay the business permit 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 fee

Penalty
12. A person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than 200 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.

Interpretation
13. In these Bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires “business” includes occupation, profession or trade.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21stDecember, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approval by the Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Water Bodies and Use of River)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Interpretation
1. For the purpose of these Bye-Laws:
“River” means any water shed, river, pond, lake, lagoon, waterfall, water course, and like. “Weeding” means any activities that tends to disturb the natural environment or the land including cultivation, building, excavation, burning, hunting, cutting of trees, collecting of sand/gravel/clay, animal farming or any like usage.
“Riverside” means the piece of land measuring 30metres from the meeting of the river and the land.

Riverside vested in the Assembly
2. The ownership and use of all riverside is vested in the Assembly.

Prohibition
3. (a) No person shall weed any riverside except with written permission of the Assembly.

(b) No person shall carry on washing of vehicles or watering of cattle in any river side except of designated points.

(c) No person shall dump refuse in, or on the riverside of any river

(d) No person shall use any chemical in an attempt to catch fish.

(e) No person shall use any river or riverside as a place of convenience.

(f) No person shall dump human excreta in any river or riverside.

(g) No person shall mine at the riverside without a permit from the Assembly.

Penalty
4. Any person who contravenes any of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units or in default of payment of a fine not exceeding six (6) months imprisonment or both.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21stDecember, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approval by the Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Construction and Placement of Kiosks)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Permit
No person shall construct or keep any kiosk within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as “the Assembly”) for any purpose without first writing to the Assembly for permission.

2. Site Plan
Where such application is presented to the Assembly, there shall be attached thereto three (3) site plans of the area where the kiosk is to be kept together with three (3) drawing plans of the proposed structure.

3. Fee
When permission is granted following an inspection of the site, there shall be paid to the Assembly such fee as may from time to time be fixed by a Resolution of the Assembly.

4. Temporary Building Permit
After the requisite fee has been paid to the Assembly, the applicant shall be issued with a temporary building permit renewable from year to year and that the Assembly reserves the right to revoke the permit as and when it thinks fit in the interest of the public.

5. Display of Official Numbers
– All kiosks shall display the official numbers allocated them in (a) conspicuous place(s) on the kiosk
– No kiosk shall be constructed on sandcrete blocks
– No person shall use a kiosk as a dwelling house
– No person shall place a kiosk on a public footway
– No kiosk shall exceed twelve square metres in size.

6. Notification, Removal and Pulling Down
The Assembly shall give seven (7) days notice in writing to the owner or occupier of any kiosk constructed in contravention of these bye-laws or where he/she cannot be found, may affix to the kiosk a notice in writing requiring such owner or occupier to remove the unauthorized kiosk within seven (7) days from the date of the notice, or show sufficient cause why such kiosk should not be pulled down.

7. Offence
Any person who contravenes any provisions of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the21stDecember, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approval by the Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Funeral Hooliganism)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Insecure Seating of Passengers
Any person in charge of a motor vehicle who on the pretext of a funeral celebration carries passengers outside a vehicle in a manner which endangers the lives of the passengers commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or to both.

2. Over-speeding and Unnecessary Sounding of Horns
Any person in charge of a motor vehicle who on the pretext of a funeral celebration over-speeds, drives in a manner which endangers the lives of pedestrians or sounds the horns of the vehicle continuously to disturb the public peace, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.

3. Illegal Road Blocks
1. Any person who in the pretext of a funeral celebration blocks any commercial road/street to restrict free movement of traffic or pedestrians without written authorization from the Assembly commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or to both.

1b. Any funeral celebration which requires the blocking of a road, the family shall seek the prior approval of the Assembly in writing and shall give the Assembly 48hours prior notice.

2. For the avoidance of doubt, the head of family celebrating the funeral shall be held responsible for the breach of section 3 (1) above.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21st December, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO ASSEMBLY

Approval by the Regional Coordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Markets)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Control of Markets
The Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the Assembly) shall have the control and management of all authorized markets within the area of authority of the Assembly.

2. Allocation of Stores/Stalls
1. Markets stores/stalls shall be allocated in such a manner as the Assembly may from time to time direct.

2. Subject to the provision of sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, applications for the allotment of stores/stalls shall be made to the Assembly and allotment of available stores/stalls shall be in order of priority of application and upon payment of the prescribed fees to the Assembly.

3. The Assembly may refuse allotment of any store/stall to an applicant previously convicted of an offence under these Bye-Laws.

3. Rent for Stores/Stalls
Rent for stores/stalls shall be an amount fixed by resolution of the Assembly.

4. Receipts for Stores/Stalls
(a) On payment of rent for a store/stall, a receipt specifying the period in respect of which it is paid shall be issued to the payer and the receipt shall be prima facie evidence of the payment for the rent specified.

(b) Failure to produce the receipt on demand by a person authorized by the Assembly shall render the occupier of a store/stall liable to ejection from the store/stall.

(c) Any person served with a notice of ejection (which shall be in such form as the Assembly may direct) who fails to give possession of the store/stall in accordance with the terms of the notice, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction, be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months or to both.

5. Payment of Rent for Stores/Stalls
All rents shall be payable monthly or in advance and shall expire on the last day of the month in which rent has been paid. In case of an allotment by the month, the occupier of any store/stall shall be given notice of at least 7 days

before the expiration of the period in respect of which rent has been paid; otherwise he shall be liable for rent in respect of the succeeding 7 days.

6. Subletting of Stores/Stalls
No person shall sublet any store/stall or in any way share any store/stall in respect of which rent is payable except by permission in writing by the Assembly.

7. Sanctions on Subletting of Stores/Stalls
Any person who sublet his or her store/stall shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

8. Prohibition of Selling outside the Market
1. No person shall sell or offer for sale during market hours any article at any place except in the market or in a shop or in accordance with a hawker’s licence to do so, issued by the Assembly.

2. Any licence issued under the provision of the sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, shall be in the form specified and the fee payable shall be that fixed by the resolution of the Assembly.

3. Any person who sells any articles outside the market except with a permit issued in accordance with these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months.

9. Appropriation of Parts of Markets
1. Parts of the markets shall be specifically set aside by the Assembly for the sale of the following articles, and the sale of such articles shall be prohibited for sale elsewhere in the markets;
– Fresh meat
– Fish
– Palm wine
– Bread

2. Any person who sells any of the articles specified in sub paragraph (1) of this paragraph anywhere except in the part of the market specifically set aside for the sale of it, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months or to both.

10. Daily Sellers
1. A part of the market shall be specifically set aside by the Assembly for the use of daily sellers who shall pay to the Assembly such daily fees as have been fixed by resolution of the Assembly.

2. On payment of the fee, a receipt specifying the date in respect of which it is paid shall be issued to the applicant and the receipt shall be prima facie evidence of the payment of the fee on the specified date.

3. Failure to produce the receipt on demand by a person authorized by the Assembly shall render the daily seller liable to ejection from the market.

4. Any person served with the notice of ejection from the market (which shall be in such form as the Assembly may direct) who remains in the market, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or for a term of imprisonment not less than six months.

11. Sales from Table
No person shall within the market expose any article or food for sale except from a store or from a table or support of a minimum height from the ground.

12. Screening of Meat etc
1. No person shall expose for sale in any market any meat, fish, bread, palm wine or cooked or prepared food unless it is protected by means of screens of patterns approved by the District Environmental Health Officer.

2. Medical certification of fitness shall be required of all food handlers

Definition of Contagious Disease
For the purposes of this bye-law contagious disease means any disease which is capable of being spread from person to person, person to animal or animal to animal.

13. Persons Suffering from Contagious Diseases
No person suffering from infectious or contagious diseases shall enter any market and any person suffering from such diseases who enters the market shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months.

14. Cleanliness
1. Every occupier of a store/stall shall during his/her occupation thereof keep it in a clean state, and shall brush, sweep or otherwise clean away dirt and rubbish from there before starting the day’s selling and leaving at the end of the day’s selling.

2. Every person occupying a store/stall or using a table or other support for the purpose of exposing for sale food thereon shall wash with clean water before leaving at the end, such stall, table or other support.

3. All dirt, rubbish and sweeping shall be deposited in a covered receptacle (to be of a type approved by the District Environmental Health Officer).

15. Prohibited Articles
No person shall bring or be forced to bring into the market, or have therein any of the following:

1. Any live animal except birds

2. The skin of any animal unless it is cured

3. The offal of any animal except by permission of the District Environmental Health Officer of the Assembly.

16. Cooping of Birds etc
Fowls, ducks, guinea fowls and turkeys and other kinds of birds offered for sale in the market should be kept in coops or restrained in any other humane manner.

17. Children
Any person in charge of a child in the market shall be responsible for the good behavior of such child and shall clean up any litter or any nuisance that such child may cause.

18. Butchers’ Clothing
Butchers and their assistants when engaged in carrying, handling, or selling meat shall wear clothing of a style approved by the District Environmental Health Officer in respect to such style of clothing.

19. Unwholesome Food
Any person who brings into the market or sells or offers for sale therein any meat, fish, palm wine, cooked food, or other prepared food which is unwholesome shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for not less than six (6) months or to both.

20. Market Hours
Every market shall be opened to the public between the hours of 5.00am and 6.00pm daily.

21. Prohibition of Sleeping in the Market
No person shall use a market as a sleeping place, and any person found using a market place as such, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

22. Rights of Entry to Markets
It shall be lawful for the District Co-ordinating Director concerned or the District Environmental Health Officer concerned or any such officer representing them, or either of them to enter the market at any time and inform the Assembly of any non-compliance with any matter contained in these bye laws.

23. Obedience to Directions of Assembly
Every person using the market shall obey the directions of the officer of the Assembly including directions given for purpose of preserving cleanliness, order and regularity in such market and of facilitating the conduct of business therein.

24. Offence
Except otherwise provided in these bye-laws any person who fails to comply with or contravenes any of the provisions of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default, imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Sanitation)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Disposal of Refuse
Where the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the “Assembly”) has at any town or village set aside a place for the purpose, no person shall place or cause 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.

2. Removal of Woods and Rubbish
(a) The occupier of any premises shall clear and keep free from any dirt, under-bush, under-wood, high grass, rubbish, rags, broken bottles, refuse and all offensive matter (filling up holes with stone, gravel or other
like material) the streets or road at the front, back and sides thereof, with the drains, gutters and channels, thereof;

(b) Provide that where two or more buildings abound on any street or roads, the occupier of each shall be responsible for cleaning only that half of the street to the premises.

3. Nuisance
(a) No person shall cause a nuisance in any public place or open space.

(b) No occupier of any premises shall allow the existence of a nuisance in such premises.

4. Cemeteries
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 any town or village no person shall bury or causes to be buried in the neighbourhood of such town or village, the body of any deceased person, except at such cemetery or a place approved by the Assembly.

5. Space Around Homes
(a) Every person shall keep a space of at least 12feet around his/her place of dwelling and shall be constantly swept and all nuisances removed.

(b) Where there is a need to keep a vegetable garden close to a wall, the garden shall be kept as not to cause a nuisance to inmates, neighbours or the public.

6. Offence
A person who contravenes any of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default of payment to imprisonment for a term not less than six(6) months.

Interpretation
7. 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 be offensive or injurious to health or likely to be so;

(b) Any accumulation or 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 of disrepair as to be a nuisance or dangerous or injurious to health;

(d) Any growth of woods, prickly-pear, long grass or wide bush of any sort;

(e) The keeping and harbouring of any animal on any premises constructed or situated as to cause such keeping or harbouring to be a nuisance or injurious to health;

(f) Any well, pond or tank water of which is tainted with impurities or otherwise injurious to the health or the person using it;

(g) Any rat-infested premises or house or rat-infested part of any house or premises or any rat-hole in any part of a house or premises;

Made at a meeting of Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21stDecember, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Cleaning)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Owners etc. to keep premises clean
Every owner or occupier of a house or premises within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the “Assembly) shall clean, white-wash and paint such premises and keep the premises in good repair.

2. Assembly to require owners etc. to act
The Assembly may direct the owner or occupier of any premises to do any of the following:

i. To remove, lower or trim to the satisfaction of the Assembly any tree, shrub or hedge overhanging or interfering in any way with the traffic in any street or with any wires or works of the Assembly;

ii. To remove any dilapidated fence or structure abutting on any public place;

iii. To paint, distemper, white-wash or colour-wash the outside walls of roof of any building;

iv. To install outside lighting on the premises;

v. To tidy the premises; or

vi. To move any derelict car or other vehicles

3. Inspection
Any authorized officer of the Assembly may enter any premises and inspect the state of maintenance of the premises.

4. No person shall park vehicle, etc. in public pathway except places approved by the Assembly as parking spaces
Any person who:

(a) Parks a vehicle; or

(b) Parks goods or other things in any public pathway or pavement, commits an offence

(c). All vehicles parked as such designated places shall pay a fine determinable by resolution of the Assembly from time to time.

(d). The safety of the vehicle parked as such designated places shall be the responsibility of the owner (s) of the vehicle

5. No Posters/Bills
No posters, bills, placards, paper sheet or other materials used for advertisement shall be posted or stuck on any wall, tree or fixtures other than:

i. The space specifically provided or approved by the Assembly for such purposes or

ii. Property owned or otherwise possessed or occupied by the advertiser

iii. Sub-paragraph 5(1) of this paragraph shall not apply to advertisement or posters for elections or other occasions initiated by government.

6. No litter etc shall be thrown into a gutter or a drain
Any person who throws litter, refuse or other matter into a gutter or a drain commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

7. Nuisance
Any person who for the purpose of his trade, vocation or other business causes an offensive smell or other nuisance to the detriment of his/her neighbours or the public commits an offence.

8. Offence
Except otherwise provided under these bye-laws any person who contravenes any provision of these bye-laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment to a term not less than (6) months.

9. Interpretation
In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires ‘building’ means any structure whatsoever and include stores/stalls and kiosks. ‘Goods’ include trucks cranes, lorries, cars, motor cycles, tricycles, carts and wagons. ‘Roads’ includes streets, kerb, pavement, sidewalk and footpath.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Development on 8th May, 2018s

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Eating Houses)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Eating Places to be Registered
(a) The owner of every eating house shall register and obtain a licence from the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly’).

(b) There shall be paid in respect of every licence such amount as may be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.

(c) Every licence issued under these bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued.

2. Provision of Kitchen etc.
Every eating house shall be provided with:
(a) A separate room which shall be used solely as a public eating-room; and

(b) A separate kitchen which shall be use solely for cooking and for the preparation of food and liquid refreshments used in the eating-houses.

3. Requirements as to public eating rooms
(a) Every room used as a public eating room in any eating house shall not be less than 15feet long and less than 12feet wide and no part of any such room shall be less than 10feet high.

(b) The floor of every public eating room shall be of concrete or other impervious materials and the walls shall be capable of being washed.

(c) Every public eating room shall be provided with adequate lighting and ventilation.

(d) No living or sleeping room shall open directly into a public eating room

(e) Every public eating room shall be provided with shelves or cupboards for the storage of plates and other utensils, and suitable tables and chairs or benches shall be provided.

4. Requirements as to Kitchen
(a) Every kitchen in any eating room shall be of a type approved by the District Environmental Health Officer and in every such kitchen, suitable fly-proof storage for foodstuffs shall be provided, together with one or more tables for the preparations of food.

(b) Every kitchen shall be provided with adequate covered receptacle for the disposal of refuse.

5. Washing of Plates, etc
Every eating house shall be provided with suitable places for the washing of plates or utensils.

6. Infected person
(a) No proprietor of a eating house or persons in charge of such eating house shall allow any person suffering from an infectious or contagious disease to take part in the preparation or serving of foods in the eating house and shall make available on request certificate from a certified medical doctor of a proof of fitness.

(b) Any person(s) in charge of handling food and drink shall undergo periodic Medical Examination of fitness and shall make available on request certificate from a certified medical doctor of proof of fitness.

(c) No animal or fowls likely to cause a nuisance shall be kept in the compound of any eating house.

(d) No person shall obstruct or resist any officer or other person appointed by the Assembly who is acting or purporting to act in the performance of any duties relating to any of the provision of these bye-laws.

7. Withdrawal of License
The Assembly may withdraw any licence issued under these bye-laws if any alteration is made to any premises licensed there under after the licence has been granted without the approval of the Assembly, or if the licensee is convicted for contravention of any of the provision of these bye-laws.

8. Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these bye-laws commits an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100penalty units or a term of imprisonment not less than (6) months.

9. Interpretation
In these bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires ‘eating house’ means any premises where food is prepared or cooked or liquid refreshment is provided for sale to the public for consumption therein.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Mills)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Person to Obtain Licence
No person shall keep a mill within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly) unless he/she obtains a licence issued by the Assembly for that purpose.

2. Fees
A licence issued by the Assembly shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued.

3. Infectious Diseases
No owner or person in charge of a mill shall allow any person suffering from any infectious or contagious diseases to enter any premises of a mill.

3b No person shall operate a mill if the person is infested of a contagious/infectious disease

4. Structure not to be used as dwelling house
No person shall use a building erected for a mill as a dwelling house.

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 there from the mill before the day’s work and at the end of the day’s work.

6. Hours of operation 6.00am to 7.00pm
Any mill for which a licence has been issued under these bye-laws shall operate between the hours of 5.00am and 7.00pm on each day of operation.

Inspection: An officer or person authorized by the Assembly shall have the right and the owner shall give reasonable assistance for the purpose of inspection and carrying out his duties as mandated by the Assembly.

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
(a) Any person who contravenes any provision of these bye-laws shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months.

(b) The Assembly may withdraw the licence of any person who makes any alteration to any building licensed under these bye-laws without the approval of the Assembly.

9. Interpretation
In these bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires – ‘mills’ means any building fitted with machinery for the purpose of grinding corn, millet, cassava, palm nuts, or where flour is mixed or any other food item.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Herbalists)
Bye-laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Licence
No herbalist shall practice within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly’) unless;

(a) He first registers with the Ghana Psychic and Traditional Healers Association or such other Traditional Healers Association recognized by the Assembly; and

(b) He/she obtains a licence from the Assembly.

2. Endorsement of Application
Application for a licence by a herbalist practicing within the area of the Authority of the Assembly shall be endorsed by the Chairman or Secretary of the Local Traditional Healers Association.

3. Inspection
Any person duly authorized by the Assembly shall request any holder of a licence to produce such licence for inspection.

4. Renewal
A licence issued under these bye-laws shall expire on the 31st of December of the year in which it is issued.

5. Fees
The fee payable to the Assembly in respect of any licence issued under these bye-laws shall be determined by resolution of the Assembly.

6. Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months; and in
the case of a continuing offence to a further fine not exceeding GH¢50.00 for each day that the offence continues, after written notice has been served on the offender.

7. Interpretation
In these bye-laws unless the context otherwise requires – ‘herbalist’ means a person who holds himself out as
practicing therapeutics with herbs

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Lorry Parks)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Provision of Lorry Parks
1. No driver of a motor vehicle plying for public hire or fare shall, in any town within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly’) between 6.00am and 6.00pm, load passengers or goods except of the place provided for the purpose by the Assembly.

2. Nothing in these bye-laws shall prevent:

(a) The loading or unloading of passengers or goods to or from any private store, dwelling house, shops or other premises within the town;

(b) The loading or unloading of passengers or goods at any place within such town in the event of an accident or bonafide 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 that the vehicle is first entering the lorry park.

3. Mode of Entering a Park
Every driver of a Lorry 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; and
(d) Refrain from unnecessarily sounding of horn or other warning instruments.

4. Nuisance
No person shall cause nuisance in the lorry park.

5. Petrol Filling Stations not to be used as lorry parks
(a) No person shall use petrol station as lorry park except for purposes of refueling;

(b) The Assembly may revoke the licence of any petrol dealer who allows his petrol filling station to be used as Lorry Park.

6. Bookmen
(a) Any person or groups who wish to operate at any of the Assembly approved lorry parks shall obtained a licence from the Assembly to do so.

(b) The cost of the licence 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 licence of any bookman for act prejudicial to good discipline and operation at any of its lorry parks.

7. Commercial Drivers Registration
A commercial driver operating in the Assembly shall register with the Assembly and pay the approved fee before operating.

8. Prohibition of Hawking in Lorry Parks
No person shall carry on any hawking, trade or business within any lorry park or on the foot way or road ways immediately bound 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 meal stalls.

9. No person shall sell akpeteshie or any intoxicating liquor in the lorry park.

10. No Person shall off load a vehicle on a street or lane
(a) Any person who brings food stuffs or animals to the market to sell shall not park the vehicle, for the purpose of loading on the lanes or streets adjacent to the park.

(b) Food stuffs or livestock loaded at a lorry park shall be convened to the appropriate markets by their owners within two hours.

11. Offence
(a) Any person who contravenes the provisions of paragraph (2) and (4) of these bye-laws shall pay on the spot fine of GH¢100.00 to the Assembly or failing to comply with that shall be guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months or both

(b) Except otherwise provided in these Bye-Laws any person who contravenes any of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to imprisonment for a period not less than six (6) months.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018
s
SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Cemetery)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Control of Cemetery
The Asutifi North District (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly) shall for the purpose of and subject to these bye-laws have the control and management of cemeteries within the area of authority of the Assembly.

2. Plan for Cemetery
The Assembly shall cause a plan of each Assembly Cemetery to be prepared by a licensed Surveyor, in which the position of all grave spaces and pathways shall be delineated and plotted and this plan shall be kept in the office of the sexton-in charge of the cemetery.

3. Infant Burial& Free Burials
In each Assembly cemetery, part may be set aside for infant burials and a part may likewise be set aside for free burials.

4. Grace Space
In every Assembly cemetery, grave shall be 8feet by 4feet provided that in that part of the cemetery, which may be reserved for infant burials, each grave shall be a 4feet by 3feet deep.

5. Depth of Grave
No grave in the Assembly cemetery shall be less than 6feet deep.

6. Register of Burials
Each grave space delineated and plotted in the plan provided for in these bye-laws shall be numbered and the sexton-in-charge of the Assembly cemetery shall cause a Register of Burials to be kept in the form shown in the second schedule.

7. Grave Spaces
Not greater than six grave spaces shall in the Assembly cemetery be granted to any one person or family for the construction of a vault.

8. Head Stones
The foundation of a headstone or other memorial in the cemetery shall not be more than 2feet below the surface of the ground.

Crematoria
In each Assembly cemetery, a part may be set apart as crematoria where in the opinion of the Assembly, it is expedient to do so.

9. Restriction
(a) No burial shall be allowed without a permit issued by the Assembly.
(b) No burial shall be allowed outside the Assembly’s approved cemetery.
(c) Notwithstanding provisions of section 9 (a) above where a burial is to be allowed outside the Assembly’s cemetery, permission shall be sought from the District Assembly.

10. Free Burial
No free burials shall be allowed without the written authority of the Assembly which shall specify the reasons why free burials were permitted.

11. Time of Burials
No burial shall take place in any Assembly cemetery except between the hours of 8.00am and 12.30pm in the morning or between the hours of 1.30pm and 5.00pm in the afternoon.

12. Fee for Grave Space
A fee for grave space and vaults in the Assembly cemetery shall be payable at the rates fixed by resolution of the Assembly but for any portion set aside for free burials no fee shall be charged.

13. Nuisance
(a) No person shall commit any nuisance in a cemetery.
(b) Persons/organizations to whom portions of the cemetery have been allocated shall be responsible for the sanitation of those portions of the cemetery.

14. Any person contravening or failing to comply with any of the provisions of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.

FIRST SCHEDULE

All towns and village within the area of authority of the Assembly

SECOND SCHEDULE

Register of Burial in Asutifi North District Assembly

Cemetery at……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Name of person buried (surname first)……………………………………………………………………………………………

State if still born or nameless

Date of burial……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Registry Office…………………………………………..…………………………………………………..grave space granted
Date on which grave space was granted………………………………………………………………………………………….
Name of grantee………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Collection of Stone, Gravel and Sand)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Payment of Fees
(a) No person shall be permitted to excavate stone, gravel, or sand from the area of authority of the Assembly unless he obtains a licence from the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly) to do so.
(b) There shall be payable in respect of the licence a fee to be fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(c) Any licence issued under this paragraph shall be subject to such conditions as the Assembly may determine.
(d) Every licence issued under these Bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December of that year.

2. Offence
(a) Any person who contravenes paragraph 1 of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall upon conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.

(b) In addition to any penalty imposed on any person who contravenes any provision of these bye-laws the Assembly may withdraw the licence of any such offender.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Licensing of Bicycles)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936). These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Bicycle Licensing
(a) Any person who owns a bicycle used for commercial, trading or hiring purpose within the area of authority of the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly’) shall obtain from the Assembly a licence in respect of the bicycle.

(b) Any person who owns a bicycle without a licence in the area of authority of the Assembly shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units on each bicycle so owned or to imprisonment to a term not less than six (6) months or to both.

2. Licence Fees
A licence fee fixed by resolution of the Assembly shall be payable annually by bicycle owners in respect of each bicycle used for commercial, trading or hiring purpose.

3. Owners of Bicycles
For the purpose of these bye-laws, any person in whose custody or possession or in whose house or premises a bicycle is found or seen shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to be the person who owns the bicycle.

4. Licence to be Produced on Demand
It shall be the duty of any person who has a bicycle licence to produce and deliver it for examination to either a Police Officer or an officer of the Assembly who requests for it.

5. Badges
Any person to whom a bicycle licence has been issued shall, while the licence remains in force, keep on the bicycle a badge of a type approved by the Assembly for use during the year in which the licence is issued.

6. Prohibition of use of School Premises for Hiring Bicycles
No bicycle hirer shall use school premises or a place near school premises for the hiring of bicycles while schools are in session, except otherwise provided in these bye-laws.

7. Offence
Any person, who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months or to both.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Stray Animals)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Stray Animals etc. to be impounded
Any person authorized by the Asutifi North District Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Assembly’) shall:
(a) Seize any animal which he finds in any public place without any person in charge of it; and
(b) Impound such animal 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 shall before such animal is released to him/her pay to the Assembly;

(a) Such penalty as may be fixed by resolution of the Assembly; and
(b) Any expenses incurred by the Assembly for the maintenance of such animal.

3. Assembly to auction unclaimed animal
(a) The Assembly may sell by public auction any impounded animal if the owner thereof fails to pay the penalty specified in paragraph 2 of these bye-laws, within ten (10) days of such impoundment.
(b) Proceeds of the auction sale 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 give six (6) days notice of the sale to the owner of such animal.
(b) Where the owner is not known the notice shall be placed in a conspicuous place in the town or village where the animal was found.s

5. Owner to pay for damage
(a) Where damage is done by the impounded animal to the crops or other property of another person, the owner of such impounded animal shall pay for such damage.
(b) For any impounded cattle, the owner shall be made to pay a fee of GH¢300.00 and cost of transportation.

6. Interpretation
In these Bye-Laws unless the context otherwise requires “animals’ means cow, horse, sheep, goat, dog or pig.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Firewood Dealers)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Licensing of Firewood Dealers
(a) No person shall deal in firewood unless he obtains a licence from the Assembly to do so.
(b) Any licence issued under these bye-laws shall be granted subject to such conditions as the Assembly may determine.
(c) A licence issued under these bye-laws shall expire on the 31st December of the year in which it is issued

2. Fees
The Assembly may charge such fee as it may by resolution determine in respect of any licence issued by it under these Bye-Laws

3. Offence
Any person who deals in firewood without a licence commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not less than100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or to both.

4. Interpretation

In these Bye-Laws unless the context otherwise requires – ‘firewood dealers’ means any person who sells firewood.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on the 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Distilling and Sale of Akpeteshie)
Bye-laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Distillers and Sellers of Akpeteshie etc. to obtain Licence

(a) Any person who wishes to distill or sell akpeteshie or any intoxicating liquor made locally shall apply to and obtain from Asutifi North District Assembly a licence to do so.
(b) Any licence 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 licence such fee as the Assembly may by resolution determine.

3. Offence
Any person who contravenes the provision of subparagraph (1) of paragraph 1 of these Bye-Laws commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or to both.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Maintenance of Premises)
Bye-laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act 2016 of (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. White washing and painting of premises
A household or an owner or occupier of premises within the area of administration of the Assembly shall keep the house clean, white washed and painted on regular basis once in five (5) years.

2. Application of building regulation
Where the owner, occupier or landlord fails to comply with sub-paragraph (1) the Assembly shall undertake the painting and charge the owner, occupier or landlord with the expenses incurred in undertaking the painting as a debt.

3. Inspection by authorized officers
An officer of the Assembly duly authorized may inspect the state of maintenance of any premises within the area of administration of the Assembly.

4. Powers of Assembly
The Assembly 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 be determine.

5. Appeal
(a) A prescribed period specified by the Assembly may be extended upon an appeal by the household, owner or occupier of the premises in reasonable circumstances.
(b) After the expiration of the prescribed period which had 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 house owner or occupier of premises who refuses to repair premises which is in a state of disrepair, dilapidation, collapse or threat to life and property after reasonable warning or notice by the Assembly shall be deemed to have contravened these bye-laws.

7. Abandoned Premises
Where premises is abandoned or is in a total state of disrepair, dilapidated or collapse and poses a threat to life and property, the Assembly shall serve notice to the owner or occupier of the premises to demolish the premises within a period of eight (8) days.

8. Demolishing of premises eight (8) days’ notice
The Assembly shall demolish the premises and charge the household, owner or occupier of premises for labour after the expiration of the period of eight (8) days’ notice.

9. Uncompleted dangerous property
(a) The Assembly shall serve notice to the owner of an uncompleted house which poses a threat to life and property to either complete or demolish the uncompleted premises within a specified period of time.
(b) Where the owner of the uncompleted (house) premises fails either to demolish or complete it, the Assembly shall with or without further notice demolish the uncompleted house and surcharged its owner for the cost of labour.

10. Penalty
A person who contravenes any of these by-laws commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not less than 250 penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment for a period not less than six (6) months or to both.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council, on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Beating of Gong-gong and Communal Labour)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Government Act of 2016 (Act 936) These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

1. Organization of Communal Labour
(a) The Assembly or any Town or Area Council/Unit Committee, (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Organization Authority’) may from time to time organize communal labour in any town or village or electoral area within the area of authority of the Assembly as the Assembly or organizing authority deems necessary.

(b) Organize any work or service exacted in cases of emergency, calamity, war, fire, flood, epidemic, famine, invasion by animals or vegetable pests or during an emergency of any kind, the threat of which the community considers imminent.

(c) Organize any direct labour in the interest of the community in the construction of school blocks, clearing of markets places and paths, digging of wells, pit latrines, clinics, community centers or any project that is to the benefit of the community.

2. Notice of Communal Labour
(a) The Assembly or Organizing Authority shall give notice to the residents of the relevant town and village or electoral area to attend any communal gathering or to attend communal labour by beating the gong-gong where radio or mobile van fitted with public address systems or means of communication is not used.
(b) The notice shall include the date, the time and the place where the communal labour meeting is to be organized or held and the nature of the communal labour or meeting to be undertaken.
(c) Whoever assault, or insults or instructs or incites others against the organizing authority shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months and 50% of the fine thereof shall be made payable to the Organizing Authority.

3. Town Crier
(a) The gong-gong shall be beaten by the town crier or any person appointed to do so by the Chief or Odikro or such authority for the time being exercising the powers of the Chief or Odikro.
(b) No Assembly Member, Town or Area Councillor or Unit Committee Member shall order the beating of the gong-gong without authority of the recognized traditional head in any town or village. Where no such authority exists, the Assembly may authorize anybody to beat the gong-gong in such town or village.

4. Refusal to answer to the gong-gong
(a) It shall be an offence to refuse to answer to the gong-gong duly authorized by the organizing authority with the consent of the traditional head.
(b) Whoever assaults, insult, obstructs or seizes the gong-gong from the crier or incites others against the town crier or prevents him in any way from beating the gong-gong when he is duly authorized to do so
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months or both.
(c) Where in the relevant town/village/community the traditional authority stands in the way of the organizing authority in the beating of the gong-gong, the organizing authority may appeal to the Assembly for a written permission enabling that organizing authority to be responsible for the custody and the beating of the gong-gong in that community.

5. Persons to attend communal labour
(a) All able-bodied persons of or above 18 years and below 60 years in the relevant town or village or electoral area shall take part in any communal labour organized under paragraph 2 of these bye-laws.
(b) The Assembly or organizing authority may exempt any person from taking part in any communal labour organized by it if it is satisfied that:

– The person is sick;
– The person is required to appear before a court or assist the police in any investigation;
– The person is attending the funeral of his relative or;
– Such circumstances exist in relation to the person as to make it impracticable or unreasonable to him to take part in the communal labour.

6. Contribution in lieu of communal labour
(a) Any person who by the nature of his/her work or business cannot attend communal labour shall pay to the coffers of the relevant town or village or electoral area or unit committee, a contribution in lieu of communal labour, an amount fixed by resolution of the Assembly.
(b) Failure to pay the amount shall constitute a refusal to take part in communal labour.
(c) Any person who contravenes these bye-laws commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six(6) months or both and 50% of the fine should be made payable to the relevant town or village.
(d) Any person who without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which shall be on him, incites any person to refuse to take part in any communal labour organized under these bye-laws, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not less than six (6) months or to both and 50% of the fine shall be made payable to the relevant town or village.
(e) Subject to section (1) and paragraph 9 of these bye-laws the court may in addition to the punishment imposed on any person, sentence the person to undertake communal or productive labour of such nature and for such period as the Court may determine.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Bush Fire)
Bye – Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Asutifi North District Assembly by Section 181 of the Local Governance Act of 2016 (Act 936).These Bye-Laws are hereby made:

Prohibition of Bush Fires:
1. Except otherwise provided under this law, it is unlawful for any person or group of persons to start or set a bush of any kind on fire without formally informing the fire volunteers.

2. It is also an offence for any person or group of persons to clear a land for farming after the said land has been burnt by someone or group of persons without formally informing the fire volunteers.

3. Tapping of Palm wine with fire during the period from November 1st to April 30th is forbidden.

4. Collecting of wild honey, hunting of rats, grass-cutters, etc., in the bush with fire as well as group hunting known as “flota”, is prohibited from the period of November 1st to April 30th.

5. Hunting with local guns and nocturnal hunting is also banned during the said period.

6. It is an offence for any person or a group of persons to take naked fire, matches, lighter or faggot to the bush during the harmattan season (November 1st to April, 1st).

7. Smoking of cigarette and cooking of food in the bush is also banned during the said period.

8. Akpeteshie distillers are as a matter of urgency requested to consult the Area Council/unit committee, or the fire volunteers before operating during the said period. Anyone who fails to comply with these directives commits an offence. Offenders under this section shall be fined not less than 100 penalty units.

9. Much as charcoal burning cannot be ceased during such period from November 1st to April 30th, charcoal burners must however consult the unit committee, or fire volunteers for advice before engaging in their trade.

10. Culprits are liable to a fine of not less than 250 penalty units.
Meaning of starting a bushfire:
11. For the purpose of this law, a person starts a bushfire if any action of his results in the uncontrolled burning of any farm, forest or grassland.
Fire belt to be created:
12. Any farmer who by way of necessity wishes to set fire in his farm, shall first create a belt of at least six feet wide around the farm and he shall also engage the services of farm attendants or the services of fire volunteers to control the fire.
Prevention of fire originating from the roadside:
13. Any organization responsible for the clearing and weeding of any roadside shall ensure that the roadside is kept free of all bushfire hazards
(b) Where any damage is caused by a fire set by an employee of any organization he shall be held responsible for the damage caused.

Control of fire:
14. Any person who starts a fire permitted by this law shall control the spread of the fire.

15. A fee of GH¢30.00 has been approved for collection by the volunteers for their services in assisting in the burning of any piece of farm land measuring½to 1 acre. Any addition acreage will attract a fee of GH¢20.00 per acre as assistance fee.
Duty to report bushfires:
16. Any person who –

a. Fails to report a person known to him to have started or caused bushfire, to a person or body specified in subparagraph(i) to (v) of paragraph (b) of this subsections; or
b. Being aware of the occurrence of a bushfire, with good cause, but fails to report such occurrence to;

(i) A member of the town, or unit Fire Volunteer Squad;
(ii) A member of the bushfire control Sub-Committee;
(iii) Assembly person,
(iv) A Police Officer,
(v) The tradition authority in the area of the bush fire, commits an offence.

(vi) Any person who is required by the Assembly but fails to accompany fire volunteers to the bush during a fire outbreak when an announcement is given to that effect commits an offence. Offence under this section attracts a fine not less than 100 penalty units.
Establishment of Town, Area or Unit fire Volunteer Squad:
17. There shall be the establishment in every Town, or Unit a Fire Volunteer Squad.
Penalty:
18. Any person who negligently or deliberately causes fire outbreak shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than less than 250 Penalty Units or in default, to a term of imprisonment not less than Six (6) Months or both.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21st December, 2017.

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Abatement of Noise)
Bye – Laws, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Asutifi North District Assembly by section 181 of the Local Government Act, 2016 (Act 936) these Bye-laws are hereby made:

1. Place for Sale of Records

No place shall be used for the sale of musical records or other recorded music unless the place has been inspected, approved and licensed by the Assembly.

2. Licence
(a) An application for a licence under these Bye-laws shall be made in writing to the Assembly.
(b) A licence may be issued subject to such condition as the Assembly may prescribe.
(c) A licence granted shall be annual licence and shall take effect from the day in which it is issued and shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which it was issued.

3. Withdrawal of Licence
The Assembly may withdraw a licence issued under these Bye-laws where the owner of the premises;
(a) after the issue of the licence makes an unauthorized alteration to any sound-proof structure; or
(b) is convicted of any offence under these Bye-laws.

4. Facilities for Listening
In any premises used for the sale of musical records or other recorded music, there shall be provided for listening a separate and sound proof room equipped with such instruments and gadgets as to eliminate any loud noise or nuisance to the public.

5. Music Played for Advertisement
No person shall play or cause to be played records music in public for the purpose of advertisement in such a manner as to cause disturbance or nuisance to the public.

6. Music in Night Clubs, Etc.
a) No proprietor of night club, restaurant, drinking bar or other place of refreshment shall play any music at the place so loudly as to cause disturbance or nuisance to residents in the area.
b) Where recorded music is provided in a night club, restaurant, drinking bar, hotel or other place of refreshment or entertainment, the music shall be so provided as to be heard only within the confines of the place.

7. Religious Institution
a) No person conducting a religious service shall play any music or allow any music to be played at the service so loudly as to cause disturbances or nuisance to residents in an area.
b) Where music is played in a religious institution, the music shall be so provided as to be heard only within the confines of the institution.
c) A person conducting a religious service where music is to be played before 6a.m or after 12p.m shall seek permission from the Assembly in writing except public and statutory holidays.

8. Public Preaching at Central Business Area
a) To forestall persistent overcrowding and conjunctions on the streets, pavements and pedestrian walks in the Central Business Areas in the Asutifi North District Assembly, public preaching and or playing of religious audio and video CDs with messages, Evangelical in nature or for purposes of propagation of a religion is not permitted at the Central Business Areas of the Assembly without a written permission from the Asutifi North District Assembly.

b) For the purposes of the provision in the preceding paragraph, the areas constituting the Central Business Area shall be the main Lorry terminals and market areas.

9. Noise near other premises
a) No person shall within one hundred metres of a hospital, clinic, maternity house or other place used for the reception or treatment of the sick, or any public library, place of worship, Assembly offices or public buildings;

i. Sound or play upon or blow any musical or noisy instrument;

ii. Make any noise which is a nuisance in any street, open space or other public place.

10. Noise near other Premises
a) No person shall in any street, open space or other public place or in connection with any shop, business premises or other place which adjoins any street, footway, pavement, sidewalk or other public place to which the public are admitted, or

b) In or upon any other premises operating or causing or permitting or suffering to be operated any wireless, loud speaker, gramophone, amplifier or similar instruments make or cause or permit or suffer to be made any noise which shall be so loud and so continuous or repeated as to cause a nuisance or disturbance to the occupants or in-mates of any premises in the neighborhood.

c) No person shall within one hundred metres of any shop, dwelling house, office or other premises, Sound or play upon any musical or noisy instrument or sing or blow the horn of any motor vehicle unnecessarily in any street to the annoyance or disturbance of any inmate or occupant thereof.

11. Noisy Animals
No person shall keep within any house, building or other premises any animal which shall make noise and be or cause a nuisance to residents of other premises in the neighborhood.

12. Noisy Hawking or Buying of Articles
No person shall for the purpose of hawking, selling, distributing, or advertising any articles or goods or articles buying or collecting any rags, bones, bottles or other goods or shout or ring any bell or any other noisy instrument in any street or other public place so as to cause disturbance to inhabitants of the neighborhood.

13. Information Centres
No person shall operate an information centre without a permit and operational directives from the Assembly

14. Penalty
Any person who contravenes any of these bye-laws shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not less than two hundred (200) penalty units or in default to a term of imprisonment not less than six (6) months.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council, on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on 8th May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO RCC

Asutifi North District Assembly (Control of Dogs)
Bye-Laws, 2018

In exercise of the power conferred on the Asutifi North District Assembly by section 181 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) 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 licence from the Assembly to do so.

b) The Assembly shall before granting a licence satisfy itself that the dog has been duly vaccinated against rabbis on the production of a signed Certificate issued by the Veterinary Officer to this effect.

c) A badge shall be provided to the keeper by the Licensing Officer, this badge shall be kept on the dog at all times whilst the licence remains in force

d) A licence issued under these Bye-Laws shall expire on the 31st December, of the year in which it is used.

e) A licence shall be issued on the payment of such fee as may be determined by resolution of the Assembly.

2. Stray Dogs
a) A dog in respect of which a licence is granted shall be confined in a house by the owner between the hours of 6.30a.m and 6.30p.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 bring it before a Magistrate or Court who may direct that the dog be returned to its owner or assigned to a suitable person or make such order as he may think fit.

3. Keepers 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 keeper of such dog unless the contrary is proved.

4. Seizure of Diseased Dog by Assembly Officer
An Officer of the Assembly authorized on its behalf may seize any dog which is suffering or which he reasonable believes to be suffering from manger, rabbis or other disease within the meaning of the Disease of Animals Act, 1916 (Act 83).

5. Licence to be Produced on Demand
A person who has a dog licence in force shall produce it within twenty-four hours on request by an officer of the Assembly in that behalf.

6. Inoculation f Dogs
A person who keeps a dog shall have it inoculated once every year against rabbis at the Department of Animal Health and obtains a Certificate to that in respect of the dog.

7. Offence
Any person who contravenes any provision of these Bye-laws commits an offence and shall on conviction by a Court be liable to a fine not less than 100 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not less than months.

Made at a meeting of the Asutifi North District Assembly held on 21stDecember, 2017

SIGNED SIGNED
PRESIDING MEMBER SECRETARY TO THE ASSEMBLY

Approved by the Regional Co-ordinating Council, on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on May, 2018

SIGNED
SECRETARY TO THE RCC

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