KMA decongestion team 'fights' hawkers on pavements

KMA decongestion team 'fights' hawkers on pavements

- The KMA taskforce officer was on Monday captured in a photo 'fighting' hawkers

- The taskforce officer allegedly took on the hawker for selling on pavement

A taskforce officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), on Monday pounced on a second-hand cloth seller in Kumasi and arrested him after he defied by-laws of the assembly.

KMA decongestion team 'fights' hawkers on pavements

The KMA taskforce officer battles a hawker (Photo credit:

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According to report, KMA has instituted measures to ensure that traders comply with directives under a decongestion exercise.

But some traders have blatantly defied the KMA orders and have taken to the streets to ply their trade in a total disregard with the law.

The report says some traders upon hearing of the decongestion exercise by the KMA, moved their wares to an uncompleted building near the central market to avoid arrest and seizure.

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However, a joint taskforce of the KMA and the security services in their operations on Monday succeeded in seizing several wares of traders who had moved to trade on pavement and on the shoulders of the road.

KMA decongestion team 'fights' hawkers on pavements

The officer pounced on the hawker on Monday

Further Graphic photo report revealed that the decongestion exercise took another twist, after a KMA taskforce was captured struggling with one of the traders who had returned to sell on the street after the decongestion exercise.

Photos of the KMA officer attacking the second-hand cloth seller resisting arrest have gone viral on various media platforms raising serious debate.

Meanwhile, all security services in Kumasi Metropolis have released some personnel to support the KMA in maintaining law and order in the central business district.

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