The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has begun an exercise to rid hawkers and traders off pedestrian walkways in the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra.
The exercise according to the Assembly is to ensure the free flow of vehicular and human traffic as well as improve sanitary conditions in the metropolis.
The exercise which started from Kinbu through the Kojo Thompson Road to the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Makola Market , saw the removal of wooden structures mounted by traders and their goods.
Prior to the exercise , the Assembly served notice through its information vans informing traders and hawkers that their activities are against the AMA hawkers bye-law of 2011, and section 117(1) of the road traffic regulations, 2012(L.I.2180).
The exercise also ensured that traders along demarcated lines adhere to the rules of engagement set by the Assembly.
Some vehicles parked at unauthorised places were towed by officers of the Assembly.
The exercise would be extended to other parts of the city.