Hawkers who earn a living by selling in the street of Pokuase and other parts of that stretch of road where the sod was cut on Tuesday for the construction of new interchange along the Accra-Kumasi highway, think the state will someday push them out of business.
As most people suffer and complain about the acclaimed vehicular traffic jam in the area, these sellers are known to selling assorted wares to win bread on the table.
Taking advantage of road traffic congestion to sell for a living has been a normal practice in the informal sector all this while which raises safety concern among the people.
Whether the state show concern over the hazards involved in doing this, the sellers themselves say the practicality of the purported threat is real.
They are always left with their fate to surviving countless occurrences not to mention inhaled fumes, unpleasant weather, threat of car knocks, etc. But most of these folks have no much option hence the choice to sell under such dangerous conditions for years.
By: Daniel Asuku