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AMA To Clear Traders


The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has threatened to evict all traders operating along major pavements within the city by January 2018.

As a result, information vans are currently gong round educating the public especially traders to relocate peacefully to designated trading centres before the eviction date.

Areas expected to be affected by the planned eviction exercise includes the Business District of Accra, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, the 37 Military Hospital area and Abeka Lapaz.

The Mayor of Accra, Alhaji Mohammed Adjei Sowah disclosed this during a town hall meeting by the Assembly to explain government’s major policies and projects to its stakeholders where he assured to ensure strict enforcement of bye laws to guarantee law and order.

Mr. Adjei Sowah said the town hall meeting forms part of the constitutional mandate of assembly to keep the public informed, and bring governance closer to their doorstep.

The gathering he said provides an opportunity for the public to demand accountability from those in authority.

Mr. Adjei Sowah said the AMA will scale up the development of the city through an improved and revised revenue mobilization strategy to be rolled-out in 2018.

The new strategy he said has taken into consideration a more mechanized and modernized revenue collection system whiles urging residents and businesses to honour their tax obligations to the Assembly.

In order to ensure safety of all city dwellers, the Mayor said the assembly is collaboration with the police and MTTD to endure safety on the roads especially during the yuletide.

By: Christian Kpesese/ thePublisher

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