15 January 2013

Ghana: KMA Revisits Decongestion Exercise

Kumasi — THE KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has declared its intention to revisit the decongestion exercise to facilitate the free flow of both Human and vehicular movement in the metropolis.

The city authorities have, therefore, warned traders who have taken over pedestrian walkways to vacate such unauthorized places within two weeks or face the consequences, according to a notice served by the Metro Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Solomon Asiedu.

A statement to that effect released yesterday indicated that areas to be affected by the proposed decongestion exercise are the frontage of the Kumasi Central Market, Kejetia Lorry station, the entre Central Business Distract of Adum, the Bantama main street and Bantama market, Suame Roundabout, PZ area and Kronum, a suburb of Kumasi.

The KMA cautioned traders and commercial drivers who took advantage of the Christmas and New Year activities to do business on pavements and pedestrian walkways in the city to move away immediately before the law deals with them.

It directed that cargo cars which load and unload foodstuffs at unauthorized places at Bantama to move to the Afia Kobi (Abinkyi) Market.

All Metro Mass Buses and other heavy truck operators were also directed to relocate to the Abinkyi market before February 4, 2013.

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