Evict Street Hawkers – Gifty Anti
Celebrated broadcaster, Gifty Anti, has said selling on the streets poses a danger to hawkers and road users hence authorities should create alternative markets and prohibit hawkers from selling on the busy roads.
She holds a strong belief that the youth must embrace every little form of enterprise that will help them to develop their skills and sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities.
Oheneyere Gifty Anti, who is married to Nana Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Edumasa in the Eastern Region, and also hawked different items in order to raise money as a young girl, however, said hawking on the streets should not be permitted.
“I can understand that some of them don’t have anything to do, so, all they have to do is to hawk but I think it is so dangerous on the street. They get killed all the time and sometimes the way they cross [the road] and sometimes with babies at their backs, it is dangerous,” she told Prince Benjamin on the maiden edition of the Inspire Series, a segment on Class91.3FM’s Class Drive which airs every first and third Thursday of the month from 6.15pm to 7pm.
The life coach and gender advocate said: “We used to hawk in areas within the communities, move from house to house…but it wasn’t like standing by the road as it is being done now, so, I think that, yes, they need to be taken off the street. We should create a hawker’s market for them”.
She is also advocating equal support systems for both men and women to thrive in society, adding that her father is the first feminist she encountered as he ensured that all his eight children received education and equal opportunity regardless of gender.
The award-winning TV personality landed her first job as a Floor Manager at GTV. She is currently a TV presenter and feminist. She has one child with her husband, also a broadcaster.
The Standpoint will be 10 years in July, 2018 and she disclosed that various activities have been lined up including a fund-raising event for her foundation to support the less-privileged in society.
She has touched the lives of many people, especially young girls and women and wants to do more for the underprivileged.