New Juaben Assembly to evict traders

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly  would soon evict all traders who have taken over walkways and public space in the Municipality.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Alex Asamoah, disclosed this to the GNA in Koforidua on Thursday.

He said the traders had been warned on countless occasions not to sell on the streets but had ignored the advice.

Mr Asamoah indicated that the Assembly was not against people trading to earn a living but the right thing must be done since selling on the pavements and on the road side posed threats to other road users.

The MCE recalled that  in 2011, a similar exercise took place to decongest the central parts of Koforidua but to no avail and urged the media to help the Assembly in its bid to decongest the Municipality and ensure discipline.

Traders had taken over pavements and walkways in Koforidua to the extent that pedestrians had to compete for space with vehicles as they have displayed all kinds of wares on the pavements.

Some of the traders had boldly erected wooden structures on the pavements to enhance their trading activities whiles others erected huge umbrellas to provide shade.

Stretching from the main commercial street through to the ministries area, traders had displayed items ranging from dresses to food stuffs on the pavements and on shoulders of the streets.

The Central Police Station area is not left out as traders had taken over the car park of the District Police headquarters.

Source: GNA

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