Barely two weeks after the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Iddrisu Musah Superior threw-in the towel, in the fight against hawkers, the central business district has turned into a full extension of the Central market.
The hawkers, after hearing the mayor lament about the ineptitude of over 99 per cent of assembly members towards ensuring sanity in the city, took over the pedestrian walkways and displayed their wares.
The mayor last month during the second ordinary meeting suspended all exercises the assembly was carrying out to ensure sanity in tamale.
Mr Superior at that lamented bitterly about assembly members failed lend him support and how people chastised him in the media space.
The assembly taskforce who use to be around controling the situation were nowhere to be found.
Vehicular and human movements have become very difficult across the city, leaving many concerned residents wondering what the city authorities are doing.
Some of the returned hawkers claimed the last decongestion exercise carried out by the assembly some months ago has led to some traders losing their capital.
Some of the traders were very happy that the mayor’s exercise failed.
They blamed the failure on Mr Superior not getting support from the major stakeholders, on the kind of people engaged as taskforce members.
Some of the traders who interacted with Zaa News’ Janet Tengzagh at the Energy bank area claimed the media decision nearly impoverish them.
A told Ms Janet that, his goods valued at about 2 000 Ghana cedis is locked at the assembly after the taskforce seized it during the decongestion exercise.
At the Bank of Africa area, Jonas Biawuribe reports that some of the traders are excited about selling on the street.
Hasty buyers, who could not go inside the market, have been shopping on the pedestrian walkways.