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17.03.2007 General News

Law Students Call On AMA Boss

By Daily Guide

THE STUDENTS' Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Law has commended the Mayor of Accra, Mr Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson for pursuing solid, efficient programmes in Accra.

The group made this known when it called on the Mayor on February 14, 2007, at his office in Accra.

Mr Samuel Yalley, the SRC president, in a brief statement, said for the past four years, students at the Law School had keenly followed the activities of the assembly and noted with genuine interest, the bold programmes and policies implemented by the Accra Metropolitan Authority ( AMA). It therefore, congratulated the Chief Executive for the work done towards developing the city.

He noted that “AMA is on the right course to the total development of the city, especially in moving the traders from the streets of Accra, thereby allowing free movement of vehicles and human beings.”

Mr Yalley advised that this country should not lean on only criticism, but applaud genuine action too.

“You can hear only criticisms whenever you tune your radio, but hardly would you hear of praises being showered for good work,” he pointed out.

The SRC president said it was time the establishment let the people of Ghana know there were people who were dedicated and determined in this country to do whatever they intended.

On behalf of the students, he assured the Mayor they were prepared as law students to offer free legal services to the assembly anytime it called on them.

They took the opportunity to invite the Mayor to their 48th Law Week celebration, slated for Monday, March 19, 2007.

Mr Adjiri Blankson, in response, said the programmes of the assembly had not ended yet, and their next decongestion exercise would concentrate on the Salaga and Adabraka markets.

He said hygiene was the most important aspect of life but these markets were not operating on sound hygienic policies. The assembly would therefore move in and put the market in a proper state.

According to him, the clean-up exercise at the Agbogbloshie Market was successful, and the assembly would hand it over to the traders by Monday, to continue their trading activities.
The AMA boss thanked the students for their visit.

Prof George Ofosu-Amaah, presiding member of AMA, indicated that the assembly lacked public support, hence the need for the public to have interest in and appreciate the efforts of the assembly.

“We should make Accra work for the people who live in it,” he urged.