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Decongestion Exercise: Police pledges support to ensure sustainability

January 12, 2018

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has pledged to support the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in its effort to decongest Accra and rid the city of filth.

According to them, they will support the exercise in any way to ensure its success and sustain it to increase mobility in the City.

The Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) , Mr George Alex Mensah, made this known in an interview on Thursday when he toured the central business district in the company of the Metropolitan Chief Executive of AMA, Mohammed Adjei Sowah.

“We are in full support of what the AMA is doing. Looking at how dirty the town is and how traders ply their trade on pedestrian walkways and streets, It is very risky,” he said.

“If a break of a car fails and its driver loses control, the number of people who will die will be uncountable. This is why the police will support of the Mayor and the Assembly to decongest the City. It is an assurance and we are committed to ensure that we do our best to sustain the exercise,” he added

The Chief Executive officer of the AMA, Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah observed that the essence of the recent decongestion exercise was to increase mobility and rid the city of filth.

He stressed that exercise was intended to enforce the Assembly’s bye-laws and create a new order that will instill discipline in the city.

He said the Assembly was poised to “make the exercise an order of his administration” and warned all shop owners who extend their trade to the walk ways and dump refuse on the streets to stop or risk their shops been locked.

The Mayor expressed his appreciation to the traders and general public for their cooperation and urged all to support and comply with the assembly’s new rules.

The Assembly on Monday begun its decongestion exercise to clear hawkers off pavements at the Central Business District, Kwame Nkrumah interchange, Tip-toe lane and Kokomlemle as well as other areas within the metropolis.

Other areas the Assembly plans to decongest includes Lapaz,Kaneshie and Avenor and its environs .

Source: AMA (PR Unit)

Last modified: January 12, 2018

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