The Church of Pentecost in Pankese in the Eastern Region has been fined GHC100.00, two bottles of schnapp for organising a clean-up exercise without seeking formal permission from the chief and elders of the land.
The church landed themselves into trouble after failing to do the needful in notifying owners of the land of their intended clean up exercise.
As their punishment, they were fined Gh¢ 100.00 and 2 bottles of schnapps.
Unit committee chairman of the area, Mr. Eric Boafo in an interview expressed disappointment in the traditional rulers for such a decision saying it is just a gross display of power which was unnecessary looking at the quantum of filth that members of the Church cleared.
But reacting to the issue, Sanaahene of Pankese, Nana Kwadwo Owusu explain that the Church notified all appropriate authorities even including Unit committee members and so deliberately disregarding owners of the town was disrespectful hence the action.