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Eject traders on the streets of Accra – Minister

October 13, 2017 4:55 PM
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Accra, Oct. 13, GNA – Mr Ishmael Ashietey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister has urged the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) not to hesitate to eject traders from the streets of Accra. He expressed dismay at the continuous stay of traders on the streets and said: “This is causing a lot of inconveniences to both human and vehicular traffic and has created problems for business transactions i

Accra, Oct. 13, GNA – Mr Ishmael Ashietey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister has urged the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) not to hesitate to eject traders from the streets of Accra.

He expressed dismay at the continuous stay of traders on the streets and said: “This is causing a lot of inconveniences to both human and vehicular traffic and has created problems for business transactions in the city.”

Mr Ashietey said the traders who had abandoned their sheds in the markets to occupy the streets have caused the littering and filth on the streets and therefore, the AMA should ensure that they went back into the markets for free movement of persons and vehicular traffic.

He told the councilors that: “Your work is very important because you offer critical services to the people in the communities.”

Mr Ashietey said the Legislative Instrument (LI) 2223 empowered the Sub-metropolitan District Councils to keep records of rateable property, fix and collect rates and fees, promote and safeguard public health, responsible for the management of waste, and the prevention of the erection of stalls at undesignated areas.

“It is significant to note that as cities grow and the population increases, its management also calls for the establishment of strong and resilient sub-structures that would help ensure effective implementation of the decentralisation process,” he said.

Source: ghananewsagency.org

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