NCDC conducting residential safety checks

The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

THE National Capital District Commission will prosecute residents who do not meet general safety criteria for residences, its house inspection programme coordinator Ned Gong says.
Gong said the commission started inspections on Tuesday and the programme would cover houses, business community and other stakeholders.
He said the objective of the programme was to ensure all residential areas were conforming to public health and safety regulations.
He said the areas to be inspected were the cleanliness of yards, types of domesticated animals, health and hygiene conditions, illegal trade stores in residential premises and violations on NCDC reserve roads.
“Those who defy the law will be prosecuted under the Public Health Act, Physical Planning Act and the NCDC Act,” Gong said he said.
He said youths who had undergone training as general inspectors would carry out physical inspection on each house and would be in uniform with proper identification cards.
He urged all city residents to support the programme as it would make their homes a better place to live in.