Chairman of the Kejetia Petty Traders Association, Nana Prempeh has made a passionate appeal to authorities of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to perform the decongestion exercise in holistically.
According to him, it will help both the Assembly and affected traders to understand with common purpose after the exercise.
In an interview with TVNEWSGH.COM, the chairman noted that the exercise is a step in right direction, however, the authorities should have added the transport side to the exercise.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly on Monday February 1, 2021 embarked decongestion exercise aimed at controlling human and Vehicular traffic as well as ensuring social distancing protocols to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
He remarked that as part of making the exercise multi sectorial, stakeholders such as political leaders, traditionalist and KMA should have consultation to address the issue of decongestion in the Central Business District once and for all.
Nana Prempeh explained that, businesses within various satellites market allocated for the traders will improve if the transport owners move along with petty traders at one location.
The Chairman of the association further called on KMA to stringent their byelaws so that the offenders should be punished.
Reacting further on the surging numbers of the Covid-19 cases in the country, he entreated all Petty traders to strictly observe the COVID-19 protocols to avoid lockdown which he think it has great adverse on the traders as compared to the government workers