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15.12.2019 General News

Streets in Accra, Kumasi earmarked for hawking during Christmas

By CitiNewsRoom
Streets in Accra, Kumasi earmarked for hawking during Christmas
LISTEN DEC 15, 2019

Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has earmarked some principal streets in Accra and Kumasi for hawking during the yuletide.

The move dubbed ‘Street Hawking Markets’ is also in partnership with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Division(MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, to make trading activities this Christmas incident-free.

In a memo signed by Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, all the designated hawking streets will be closed to traffic from Monday, December 16, 2019, to Wednesday, January  1, 2020, between 5:00 am to11:00pm during the period.

It, however, advised pedestrians, motorists, hawkers, and the general public to abide by the directive to ease vehicular and human traffic.

This new directive comes after an earlier memo from the Ministry that ordered MMDAs to implement measures aimed at enhancing pedestrian and vehicular mobility during the festive season.

The Street Hawking markets are as follows:
Accra Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Station Road
  2. Kimberly Avenue
  3. Granville Avenue
  4. Commercial Street (Drug Lane)
  5. Clement Papafio Street

All the above listed roads are located in Okaishie
La Nkwatanang Madina Municipal Assembly

  1. Nkulenu Roads
  2. Roads in front of old Assembly Office
  3. Asante and Asante Road

All the above listed roads are located in Madina
Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly

  1. Garden Road, East Legon

Adentan Municipal Assembly

  1. Adentan Shopping Mall
  2. Ogbojo Market

Ashaiman Municipal Assembly

  1. Ashiaman main Market Street to Lebene Junction
  2. Doku -Pinto Street
  3. Government School Street

All the above-listed roads are located in Ashiaman
Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly

  1. Lapaz – The double outer lane from Fraga Oil to Abrante Spot
  2. Abeka Junction – Achimota Station- Neoplan (Yaa Densua)

Ablekuma Central

  1. From Kaneshie First Light to Mpamprom outer lane

Tema Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Central Business District

Korley Klottey Municipal Assembly

  1. The Cooperative Taxi Rank – Kwame Nkrumah Circle
  2. Along the CMB area (Adjabeng)
  3. Tudu area from Kinbu SHS towards Central Police Station

Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly

  1. Outer lane of Mallam Market Road at Sakaman

Ga North Municipal Assembly
1.Ofankor Methodist School Park
2.Commonwealth Stadium Junction – Afiaman
Ga East Municipal Assembly
1.From railway crossing through Vehicle Inspection and Technical Organization (VITO) road to Tantra roundabout

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Between Opoku Trading & former Lands Commission Building
  2. Casablanca- Morocco Street
  3. Achamfour Market to MTN office area
  4. Edges of Prempeh II Street
  5. Fuller Road or Afua Kobi Road
  6. Edges of Guggisberg Road
  7. Front of Lansah Building to Kejetia
  8. Front of Adehye Market
  9. Allabar Area

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