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KMA Clears Hawkers From K’si Streets

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VEHICULAR TRAFFIC flow has improved significantly in the Ashanti regional capital since Monday morning, following the decision of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to clear traders doing business along the streets.

Hitherto, KMA had relied on security agencies, such as the police and military, to lead decongestion exercises in Kumasi; but Monday’s exercise was carried out by the KMA Task Force, a change many residents seemed more satisfied with.

Employing very diplomatic tactics, the taskforce professionally and peacefully asked the traders to move from the streets; a directed to which they willingly complied. Observers say the chocked streets were cleared within a matter of hours.

Showing appreciation for the smooth exercise, the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, lauded the taskforce. The MCE, at a hurriedly arranged meeting with members on Monday evening, said: “I am impressed about your output today”.

Hon. Assibey urged them to sustain their good works, and also entreated residents of Kumasi to wholeheartedly support the KMA to make the city beautiful once again.

The expulsion exercise comes a few days after the Bantamahane, Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia, ordered the traders to leave the streets.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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