AMA Gives Traders 5-Day Ultimatum to Vacate
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has given a January 8, 2018 ultimatum to all hawkers and traders who are currently plying their trade at unauthorized spaces within the municipality to vacate or face eviction.
A statement dated January 2, 2018, and signed by the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Samayeh-Dartey, on behalf of the AMA Mayor urged hawkers and traders who have encroached on pavements, footbridges, open spaces and ceremonial routes to leave such places before January 8, 2018 because the assembly would conduct decongestion exercises to rid the metropolis of their activities.
According to the statement, the activities of such illegal occupants contribute significantly to the filth that has engulfed the city, adding that their activities again go contrary to provisions of the AMA Hawkers byelaws of 2011 and section 117 (1) of the Road Traffic regulations, 2012 ( LI, 2180), which are punishable by law.
The statement also cautioned persons or groups who have illegally occupied government reserved Lands to vacate them with immediate effect or face eviction.
The exercise, which will be spearheaded by the Metropolitan Security Committee, will focus on areas such as the Central Business District, Kaneshie Market area, N1 Highway (Malam to Achimota stretch), Darkuman-Kokompe, Odorkor-Kwashieman road, Nima Highway, Agbogbloshie and Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and its environs.
The statement concluded by urging the general public to support the exercise to make Accra a better place for all to live and love.
By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher