The Gomoa West District Assembly has set up a guard corps to enforce bye-laws on sanitation and revenue generation.
Mr Fred Addae, District Coordinating Director told the Ghana News Agency at Apam, after a clean-up exercise in the area.
He said bye-laws enacted by the Assembly to improve sanitation were not being enforced and hoped the setting up of the corps would make a difference.
Mr Addae noted that since poor sanitation contributed to many of the diseases which attacks the citizens, every effort would be made to improve it so as to reduce the pressure on health facilities.
The clean-up exercise was in response to President John Evans Atta Mills' directive to the Assemblies to improve sanitation in their areas within 100 days of his administration.
He said apart from the corps, the officers of the Environmental Health Division of the Assembly would be resourced to prosecute sanitary offenders in the law courts.
He appealed to the Chiefs, Queenmothers and Assembly members to organise the exercise regularly to ensure that they lived in a clean environment.
On revenue generation, the Coordinating Director said since many of the citizens were migrants who came home during a certain period of the year, the Assembly needed more hands to educate and collect revenue such as property rates from such people.