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Just In: Government Sends A Warning To Accra Based Traders

We are still in the first month of this new year, but nothing looks new to me aside the date. Do you think things will change this year?

The government has announced plans to start a massive dredging of Accra's main streets on February 1, 2022.

 According to the government, they can't carry this issue on their nerves anymore. The grace period allows traders to do business on the streets of the capital, so they need to return to their respective markets.

Merchants have been known to encroach on sidewalks and hinder the flow of people. The government removed traders from sidewalks quite some time ago, but only temporarily, as they usually return after a few weeks.

After interacting with various unions in Accra ahead of the launch of the Clean Your Frontline initiative, Greater Accra Minister Henry Quartey warned traffic operators who park in the streets and those who trade on the streets. People don't behave like this.

"We will be tackling areas like Circle, and we will ensure that traders and what are known as floating commercial vehicles will not do business on the streets."

"Then we will look at Kaneshie from First Light all the way to Obetsebi Lamptey Circle then Farisco area all the way to UTC and back and then Tudu as well

Well, I think the government is doing this because many foreigners and tourists are beginning to show interest in Ghana, and I think it won't be nice for tourists to see hawkers in their path.

Moreover, our president said years ago that one of his main agendas was to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa, and I think it's an approach.

My question still remains unanswered. If the government is sacking these hawkers and traders from the roadside, what else are they going to be selling since they've been at these locations for almost a decade.

 I would be much happier if the government gave them a better place to work after sacking them.

Please inform any trader you know of, because since the government has given a date for this operation, they will definitely make sure their work is done.

Do you agree with this measure taken by the government?

Have a good day. As always, "we see differently".

 

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