AMA Warns Encroachers On Walkways

IMG_4417The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has warned encroachers of walkways to remove their structures immediately or risk them being demolished.

It said the activities of encroachers, besides inconveniencing pedestrians, were also major causes of the filth in the metropolis and stressed that the Assembly would sanction anyone who contravened its bye laws.

The AMA, gave the warning after it collaborated with Zoom Alliance and the Ministry of Local Government, at the weekend to clean-up some communities within the metropolis.

Dr. Simpson Anim Boateng, Director of Metropolitan Public Health Department at the AMA, told The Ghanaian Times on Monday that his outfit would deal with recalcitrant individuals who failed to comply with the Assembly’s orders.

He said it was illegal to site a structure to obstruct pedestrians and vehicles and emphasised that AMA would do everything within its power to ensure sanity, orderliness and discipline in the metropolis.
Dr. Boateng explained that per the AMA bye-laws businesses along any stretch of road should be 50 feet away from the roads to allow possible future expension.

At Agbogbloshie, near ECOBANK, most establishments including a gas filling plant, were found to have been located right at the shoulders of the road. - Malik Sulemana

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