Assembly curbs congestion in Cape Coast Metropolis

Housing_PopulationThe Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) Task Force on Monday undertook a decongestion exercise to create space on streets and pavements in the Metropolis to facilitate easy vehicular and human movement.

The exercise saw the closure of illegal taxi stations and loading points at Tantri, Mfantsipim Junction and Oguaa Akoto Shopping Centre Area, Abura and Kingsway along the Commercial Street.

The Task Force, made up of the Cape Coast National Road Safety Commission, CCMA City Guards with the Ghana Police Service offering security, also cleared the pavements and streets off traders and wares.

The exercise nearly turned sour as some traders near the Melcom store at Kingsway, a suburb of Cape Coast refused to leave the street amidst insults and curses; compelling the taskforce to use  force.

The CCMA Information Officer, Mr Nicholas Addo in an interview with Ghana News Agency, said    the exercise is necessary because illegal stations and loading points were at major road intersections and posed danger to drivers and pedestrians.

Some drivers wearing red head and hand bands demonstrated against the exercise claiming it will affect their livelihood.

However the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Madam Priscilla Arhin said the exercise would continue unabated.

Source: GNA

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