Clear Accra Of All Motorcycles – Planner
Consulting Engineer and city planner, Ing. Professor Nii Odartei Mills, has said making Accra the cleanest and safest city does not involve only clearing street hawkers but also motor cyclists.
Prof Mills’ comment comes on the heels of a recent decongestion exercise being undertaken by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at the Central Business District of Accra and Kwame Nkrumah Circle as part of efforts to keep the city clean.
Speaking to Moro Awudu on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 on the planning and development of Accra, Prof Mills noted that it will take discipline among the citizenry for Accra to become a clean city.
He said: “Let’s not concentrate only on clearing the hawkers off the streets or roadsides. What about the motor cyclists? They are so stupid they kill themselves, they kill other people, and they’ve hit my car more than six times. If you are not able to clear Accra of these motor cyclists, then we are doing more harm to ourselves than even removing the hawkers.”
He added: “If you say you are going to make Accra the cleanest city which I think is achievable, but if we don’t put in the necessary tools and inputs that we need to be able to complete the job, then, it will become an event.”