Environmental Health Permits

Modern-day environmental health services are duly required for the promotion and protection of public health and safety. Through the collaboration of innovative and strategic standard enforcement and adequate monitoring of all environmental activities within the municipality, this is achievable.

Below are some listed services provided by the Environmental Health Unit of the Assembly.

FOOD HANDLERS' CERTIFICATE

This certificate is issued out to people who are into handling food or are food vendors. This purpose is to determine how fit an individual is to serve the public in such manner.

Candidates or Applicants must undergo a laboratory test from any accredited or recognize laboratory within the municipality. The certificate would be issued based on the verified results from the test.

Please Note:

This process takes two (2) weeks to complete and only medically fit clients will be issued with the food  handler’s card.


SUITABILITY HEALTH CERTIFICATES

Client should go to the Municipal Environmental Health Department at the Ejura Community Center for more information on this certificate.

The Department is within the Community Center building.

INDUSTRIAL PREMISES


  • Standard and environmental monitoring
  • Prevent and control pollution
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental monitoring

HOSPITALITY PREMISES


  • Standard enforcement
  • Safety
  • Health impact
  • Sanitation
  • Pest control
  • Environmental and health impact control


CREMATION OF CORPSE


One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department)
  • Cause of death
  • Embalmment Certificate (specifying the chemical used)
  • Proof of membership of cremation society (if a Ghanaian)
  • Photocopy of passport (if a foreign national)
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.

EXPORTATION OF HUMAN ASH, HUMAN BODY (WHOLE OR PARTS)


One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department)
  • Cause of death (communicable diseases will not be exported)
  • Embalmment Certificate (specifying the chemical used)
  • Proof of membership of cremation society (if a Ghanaian)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.


EXHUMATION


One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department)
  • Court order (From a Higher Court)
  • Copy of burial permit
  • Death certificate
  • Cause of death
  • Identification of the disease person
  • Identification of grave or burial place
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.

PAUPER BURIAL / UNCLAIMED BODIES


One would need;

  • Police (Coroner’s certificate from court)
  • Letter from Police or verbal complain to the Director

Note: All pauper cases should be reported to the police.

 

Mass Burial


Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department)


DISINFECTION & DISINFESTATION

Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department)

DESTRUCTION OF UNWHOLESOME ITEMS

Application letter addressed to the Director (Municipal Environmental Health Department) specifying the item to be destroyed and quantity.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING CONTROL

  • Noise nuisance
  • Smoke nuisance
  • Dust nuisance

Complaint of noise nuisance should be made at the Municipal Environmental Health Department. A letter indicating the area, the address and signature of the affected persons should be added as a supporting document.

GRAVE SPACE ACQUISITION

All burials in the Municipality must first pass through this department, after obtaining burial permit from Births and Deaths Department. Whether at a public, private or a family cemetary.

To obtain a grave space you will need the medical cause of death from an approved health institution.


Please Contact the Assembly’s Environmental Health Departments for more information, if needed.