The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in collaboration with the leadership of Kumasi Petty Traders Association have committed to enforcing by-laws on street hawking in the metropolis.
The activities of hawkers in the metropolis operating in an unauthorized places, road shoulders and pavement has become a major cause of human and vehicular traffic in the metropolis especially the Central Business District (CBD).
The KMA, collaborating with leadership of the Petty Traders Association will set up a taskforce to enforce and regulate hawking activities in the metropolis.
In an interview with the Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo, the Chairman of Kumasi Petty Traders Association Nana Akwasi Prempeh, said the move by the assembly and the traders will help decongest and reduce traffic congestion in the metropolis.
According to Nana Akwasi Prempeh, “KMA will not move traders from their business places but areas will be demarcated for the hawkers during the exercise”
“We the leadership of the are leading this exercise. We will finance the taskforce to enforce the law. The law must be obeyed by all and no one will be excused from it. No one should politicize the exercise because we are doing it for the betterment of Kumasi” he said.
He called on the media to support their effort at cleaning the city and also appealed to the public especially the traders to cooperate to make the exercise successful.
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