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Traders Accuse Tamale Mayor of Abuse of Power

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Some affected hawkers and container shop owners along Dagomba Street and food venders have accused the assembly of going beyond areas they earmarked for the exercise.

According to the traders, the assembly continual announcement on radio was within the central business district and not along streets such as Bank Street around Alhassan Hotel and ADB Street.

Shop owners within the enclave of the Tamale main post office could understand why they are been asked to remove their containers.

Confrontation ensued between the taskforce and shop owners opposite MTN building over the demolishing of their shops.

Traders who spoke to Zaa News argued that, such areas never mention any official communication from the assembly and the action of the task-force constituted abuse of power.

While some are yelling insults at the mayor, others said the NPP will suffer the consequences in 2020 general elections because they have many mouths to feed.

A shop owner within the main post office has to kneel down begging a military officer over his shop being forceful removed by the task-force. At the main taxi rank, a food vender Safianiu Asana told Zaa News that the mayor assured them that vendors inside the taxi rank will not be affected.

But to their uttermost surprise, they were asked to vacate the place. Some of the affected traders told Zaa news even though decongesting the city was good, the assembly should stick to their intended plan.

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