Tamale hawkers back on the streets, as Mayor accused taskforce of sabotage

Source: Savannanews24.com/Ibrahim Nurudeen

 

Hawkers who were recently evicted from the business central of the Tamale Metropolis have steadily return to parts of the decongested market.

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The Tamale metropolitan assembly with the maximum support of joint security forces on the 15th of May 2017 raided an approved structures and cleared hawkers from the streets and pavements in the Tamale Metropolis.

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Savanna24news Ibrahim Nurudeen visit to the business central spotted some traders and hawkers busily cashing in on pedestrians walk ways around the Tamale taxi rank, the Dokulogu pharmacy and towards the Alhassan Iddrisu area.pavement.

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Others have resurfaced right in front of Giddypass and the Fatawu bicycle area.

But, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon Iddrisu Musah who led the decongestion exercise pledged to maintain the exercise until the metropolitan is exempted from lawlessness and the habit of taking over pedestrians walk way.

The Mayor whom many in the metropolis have describe as man of action is currently out of Tamale expressed worried on his Facebook page over the situation, and blamed the taskforce which constitute the police, military, fire service personnel, immigration, the community police.

He accused the taskforce for abandoning duty and ordered the return of the hawkers without the metropolitan assembly approval.

“It is revolting shameful that the taskforce will do such a thing, we cannot and must not work with people who wilfully undermine our efforts to drive the Tamale project successfully.”

According to him he is devastated over the development, hence he will suspend his business trip and lead security forces to once again clear the street tomorrow.

He however appealed to the citizenry of the Tamale metropolis not to feel disappointed occurrence and his vision to backtrack tamale to business friendly environment for investors.

Hon Musah since the commencement of the exercise has been commended by eminent individuals and organizations in the region for the massive decongestion which facilitates easier movement in the business central.

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