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TMA bounces back with decongestion exercise; gives hawkers 13 days to vacate streets


Hawkers within the central business district of Tamale have only 13 days to vacate the streets or face the full force of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly task-force.

The assembly had suspended an earlier exercise to sanitize the metropolis, however it insisted that this time around, there was no turning back; it was determined to clean the city.

It also served notice that it will resume its periodic exercise to remove minors loitering at odd hours of the night in the streets of Tamale.

In a statement signed by the metropolitan chief executive, Mr Iddrisu Musah Superior, to announce the comeback, the assembly said it will embark on swoops on the activities of prostitutes as well as wee users and dealers at street corners and forest areas within the metropolis.

The statement further stated that the menace of minors operating tricycles and picking up fares on the streets of the metropolis will also be checked.

Mr. Superior said the renewed efforts by the assembly follow what he described as an elaborate re-engagement with as many key stakeholders as possible by the assembly and the clarion call by cross section of the general public to resume the entire exercise.

The official statement ran thus: “Consequence to the above development therefore, the assembly states the resumption of the decongestion exercise and all the other social interventions (removal of minors from the streets at odd hours and periodic swoops on drug users and dealers and prostitutes will commence on Monday, 1st October,2018.”

“There shall be no compromise whatsoever from any quarters during the exercise and therefore all affected persons should take note and comply accordingly,” the statement continued




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