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Angry Makola Hawkers storms Rainbow Radio over decongestion exercise

Written by  Jan 10, 2018
Some hawkers at the Central Business District on Wednesday morning stormed the premises of Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm expressing their displeasure at the formula adopted by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), in decongestion the capital.   The AMA on Monday decongested the capital after serving notice some few weeks ago.   A taskforce made up police and personnel from the AMA on Monday January 8, 2018 forcefully evictd hawkers and traders who have encroached on pavements, footbridges, other open sources and all ceremonial routes remain adamant.     Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has said the decongestion is a city-wide exercise that will be sustained.   “We are encouraging all the hawkers and the petty traders to move back inside the markets. We want to fashion out a strategy to be able to sustain it,” he said.   But the traders appealed to AMA to provide them with a market before ejecting them.   The hawkers numbering over ten told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, they cannot be ejected without an exit plan. According to them, the exercise was good but it should be done with a human face.   They further appealed to the Mayor to put his men to check because they are destroying their wares and property. They also alleged that, the AMA charges them between GHc100 and GHc300 as license for hawking.
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