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Mallam Market Queen accuses Assembly for not enforcing by-laws on street vending


The Mallam Market Queen MaaFio says heavy vehicular traffic on that stretch of the Mallam- Gbawe Highway should be blamed on the Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly.

Traders have moved from the main market and are using the pavements and shoulders of the road as their trading grounds.

MaaFio said the Traders Association has done its  bit to clear the women off the pavements, but the assembly which collects daily tolls from them must ensure its taskforce are on the grounds to enforce the by laws.

In Accra, like most cities, rush hours are very common in the mornings and evenings when most people are travelling to or from work.

The phenomenon can be very frustrating and time consuming.

It’s even more frustrating when heavy vehicular congestion is caused by persons such as traders who opt to use the middle of the roads to conduct their business inconveniencing road users.

This uncomfortable episode has gained grounds on the Mallam Market stretch of the main Kaneshie-Kasoa Highway.

Activities of traders cause so much traffic that one would have to use more than an hour to cover a journey which would have taken 20 minutes. But according to the Mallam market queen, MaaFio, they are not to be blame for that development

MaaFio said as a market, they have done their part to address the problem and so the assembly must up its game on the matter

Efforts to get the assembly to speak to the issue was unsuccessful as the MCE Kofi Ofori and the assembly man for the area Abeshie Lion gave various excuses as to why they are unable to comment on the issue.

Story filed by Ewurabena Pahahas

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