Following the death of a trader at the construction site of the Makola Shopping Mall in Accra, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed the contractor of the site to review security measures in order to continue work on the project.
Some of the security measures adopted include engaging a private security firm to direct movement of persons around the site as well as put up warning signs at vantage locations as the Accra mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, visited the site on Monday as a follow up to last Thursday’s meeting. A statement signed by Numo Blafo III, Public Relations Officer of the AMA, urged the public to exercise some care and follow the instructions and signs around the project site.
“It is the hope of the Assembly that everyone will cooperate with the security personnel on hand who will be directing pedestrians to ensure that no hawking activities are conducted around the periphery of the construction site,” the statement added.
Akweley, a single mother of two with an eight-month old baby and a six-year-old child, is said to have bled in the nose and died before she could be transported to the hospital.