The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has strongly warned all hawkers who sell in traffic within its jurisdiction to keep the streets clean to avoid being sacked off the streets.


The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Adjei Sowah, gave the warning when he met with the sellers at the various interchange in Accra.


The exercise took Mr Sowah through the National Theatre, 37 Military Hospital, Opeibea house Kawukudi, Dzorwulu junction and Tesano to warn the sellers.


According to him, selling in traffic is not a problem to the city authority but littering the streets and parking their wares on the shoulders of the streets are the major problem which AMA will not allow.


 “If you put your goods in a basin or bowl and carry them on your head to sell, it is not a problem but when you bring many goods and pack them on the ground and green grass would not be allowed’’ he said.


He warned the sellers that any goods found on the ground along the streets would be seized, adding that once they brought many goods to the streets to sell, it implied a shop was required to store them, he noted.


The MCE tasked the sellers to report anyone who they see littering to the Assembly for necessary action to be taken.


The sellers thanked the MCE and promised to adhere to the rules.


In another development, all unauthorized posters and signboards in some parts of the city were removed by AMA during the inspection and meeting with traffic sellers.


Source: ISD (Joana Janet Arries-Tagoe)