As part of the ‘’Let’s Make Accra Work’’ agenda, the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly has organised a clean-up and demolishing exercise aimed at ridding the municipality of illegal structures, filth and other criminal activities. The exercise took place on Saturday February 26, 2022 at Redco market.
The five-hour exercise undertaken by the Municipal Task Force headed by the works engineer, Joseph Debrah comprised of Environmental Health Officials, Municipal Guards, and Fire Service Personnel and market women.
Activities include collection of rubbish, clearing of weeds, distilling of gutters, sweeping and demolishing unauthorized structures that served as homes for head potters (Kaya yei.)
The five hour exercise undertaken by the Assembly’s taskforce saw Kaya yei packing their belongings frrom the make-shift structures which were being pulled down by bulldozer.
Speaking to the media, Madam Abena Kwesiwaa Kyei said the exercise was aimed at moving traders who have occupied the shoulders of the road to the Redco market, a place allocated to them.
‘’The space was allocated to traders who have taken over the shoulders of the road, but these illegal structures have been put up here making it almost impossible to move the traders from the roadside.’’ She said.
The exercise was just to make it possible to move the traders and hawkers who have occupied the pavements and blocking pedestrian and vehicular movements
The Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Mr Joseph Quacoe in a short speech said the exercise was necessary to get rid of open defecation and filth that has accumulated at the market over the years although washrooms have been provided.
He added that, ‘’the exercise will help stop dumping of refuse at unauthorized places and its associated environmental challenges at the Redco market’’