The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has organised a sensitisation workshop for residents and other stakeholders in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, and its environs, to brainstorm on an upcoming decongestion exercise.
The workshop, aimed at preparing the people ahead of the decongestion exercise today which starts as early as 5:00 a.m.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Alex Asamoah, has therefore appealed to residents and other stakeholders within the municipality to corporate with the Assembly to ensure a peaceful and successful exercise.
Even though he described the exercise has a huge challenge, the MCE reiterated that the Assembly had no option, but to do it, in order to bring sanity to the municipality.
He disclosed that the exercise had become necessary following the rate of indiscipline among traders in the Central Business District, particularly during market days.
Petty traders in the municipality have virtually taken over pavements meant for pedestrians, as they have erected tables and other materials for the display of their wares.
This situation has led to human traffic as potential buyers and pedestrians have to go through a hell of time to their respective points.
Drivers on the other hand, have turned every available space into a parking lot, which occasionally leads to heavy vehicular traffic.
In a related development, the MCE has asked residents to put to rest the anxiety created in the municipality about the imminent collapse of the Koforidua Melcom building.
He made the remarks to a cross section of the media shortly after a team of personnel from the Fire Service, Melcom and Municipal Assembly were conducted round the building to ascertain the validity of a report making rounds in the media.
He has asked residents in the municipality to have confidence in his leadership, since the development, welfare and business of the people was of paramount importance to the Assembly.