The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has engaged the leadership and representatives of various markets in Accra to discuss issues pertaining to the improvement of sanitation and management of the markets in Accra.
The engagement which was held at the Accra City Hall on Wednesday was the second in a series of engagements between the AMA and the leadership of the various markets in Accra for 2019.
Amongst the issues discussed were education of rate payers on rules and regulations governing markets in accordance with the AMA Bye-laws, fire out breaks in the markets, illegal connections in the markets and decongestion of the Central Business District (CBD).
Chief Executive Officer of the AMA, Mohammed Adjei Sowah in a remark urged the traders to desist from giving their waste to unauthorised persons for disposal since they only dump them indiscriminately and at unapproved places and in drains.
He also disclosed that an enforcement team from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Assembly would soon hit the markets to arrest market women who have engaged in illegal connections in the various markets.
“We met officials of the ECG and GNFS the last time and we discussed what causes fire outbreaks in the markets and some of the causes are illegal connections, so we have decided to embark on this exercise to deal with the issues head-on” he said.
Present at the meeting were representatives from the Agbogloshie Market, Adabraka Market, Kaneshie Market, 31st December Market, Makola No.2 and Kwasia Juaso Market among others. They expressed optimism that the engagements would go a long way to address challenges in the markets.