La – Nkwantanang MCE warns hawkers not to return to streets

Mrs Adjabeng addressing staff at the durber

Mrs Adjabeng addressing staff at the durber

The La –Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mrs Jennifer Dede Adjabeng has cautioned hawkers not to return to the streets in the municipality. She warned that those who would return would be severely dealt with to serve as deterrent to others.

She said the hawkers who were relocated two months ago to a spot near the Redco flats had been a bother to the assembly as their activities littered the streets causing sanitation and health problems.

The MCE explained that the assembly would not look on unconcerned for the resources put in relocating them go down the drain, stressing that anyone who flouts the assembly’s bye-laws would be sanctioned accordingly.

The MCE gave the warning at a staff durbar on Tuesday in Accra.

The event was to help the assembly take stock of past activities with the aim of strategising for successful end of year programmes.

Mrs Adjabeng also urged staff against any form of hostility towards clients because as public servants they were expected to treat clients with respect and not misconduct themselves and dragging the name of the assembly in the mud.

“As public servants what is expected of you is excellent working relations with visitors and proper behaviour to achieve the desired goals for planned programmes and policies of both government and the assembly, she added.

The MCE urged staff who had been posted to other units not to see their new roles as a punishment but as a means to offer themselves to transform the communities they have been posted.

Mrs Adjabeng charged National Service Personnel of the assembly to learn on the job and make a name for themselves and cautioned them against absenteeism stressing that their attendance would be closely monitored.

She commended the staff especially the Municipal Coordinating Director Mr Ashalley K. Djane whose tireless effort helped restored sanity at Zongo Junction near Madina.

Mrs Adjebeng appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority to as matter of urgency complete the abandoned footbridges on the Adentan Madina Highway to save lives and property.

According to her, the daily knockdown of pedestrians along the stretch of the road cannot be overlooked.

“We are heading towards a crises, we cannot afford to construct speed ramps, it’s a highway the best thing to do now is to call for the contractor to come back and complete the foot bridges” she explained.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu                         

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