The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has directed management of bus terminals and stations operating within the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange enclave in Accra to remove all mounted public address systems used to advertise destinations and routes they ply.
According to him these loud speakers blast unbearable decibel levels which makes the place very noisy hence the directive.
Mayor Sowah gave the directive on Wednesday January 23 when he led a team from the Assembly on an official visit to bus terminals at the Kwame Nkrumah interchange to engage driver unions operating in the area.
“These speakers positioned at every bus terminal are loud and create noise especially when every commuter knows where to board a bus to their various destinations," he said.
He also expressed concerns over trading activities within terminals and stations especially those who display goods outside their shops and warned them to move away to create a space for vehicles to park as well as ease congestion.
At the circle Neoplan station, the Mayor cautioned all food vendors especially those who use naked fire in the station to move away from the vehicles to avoid any fire outbreak.
"We spent a lot of money to beautify circle and so all stations and terminals must be managed well so that we don’t turn the place into a market and stop parking outside the station,” he added.
Hawkers and Motor riders spotted doing business on the pedestrian walkways were sacked and cautioned to move away from the pavements to allow free flow of pedestrians in and out of the bus terminals.
Umbrellas erected on walkways, providing shed for brisk business were also removed.
Mayor Sowah urged the union leaders to help instill discipline at the station.