HEALTH officials working in collaboration with the Ba Town Council are taking a tough stand against litter bugs and residents not maintaining their compounds responsibly.
Anyone caught littering on the streets or not keeping their compounds clean will be slapped with a fine under the Litter Act.
"People will be given a spot fine of $40 if they are caught littering," said Ba sub-divisional health inspector Niko Nadolo.
Mr Nadolo, who heads a wellness campaign raising awareness on the fight against diseases like dengue fever, said tough penalties would also be imposed on those who did not remove mosquito breeding places from their homes.
"We will also be taking people to task if we see that there is a presence of mosquito larval in someone's home," he said.
Their main target will be people who chose to ignore notices to clean breeding areas.
Mr Nadolo said these were some of the enforcement initiatives being conducted by the department.
"We want to ensure people are responsible not only for their health but also for their environment," he said.