Traders back on the pavement at the CBS
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Quartey, in April this year set his ‘Make Accra Work’ plan into action by storming the central business district (CBD) to clear off traders who had illegally occupied the pavements.
The exercise was undertaken by the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
The exercise was meant to rid of structures on the shoulders of roads, clear traders who obstruct pedestrian movement off the pavements, and allow for the free flow of vehicular traffic.
However, some of the traders are returning to the So it’s they were rid off.
A visit to the Central business district by Rainbow Radio showed that the traders were back on the street doing brisk business.
Traders selling various items from food to jewellery, textiles, footwear, bags, and others. items had occupied the pavements.
Aside from the traders coming back to the pavement to sell, the disposal of waste was also a challenge.
At the time of our visit, rubbish had taken over the streets.