- Traders in the central market in Tamale are annoyed by a demolition exercise that took place on Monday
- They blame the authorities for not warning them before hand
- Now they are threatening to vote against the current NPP government
As expected, the demolition exercise undertaken by the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) was not well received especially by those directly affected, i.e the traders and now, they are threatening to vote against President Akufo-Addo in the next general elections.
The market women were mostly disappointed in the president for endorsing an exercise that cost them their primary sources of income used to support their families.
They also claimed that they were not given prior notice before their structures were destroyed although an article on citifmonline.com says otherwise.
Issah Musah in a Citi News interview lamented the disorderliness of the Tamale Business City, hence the planned exercise.
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“If you go into the central business district as we speak, you will realize that these bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways, and most cases the shoulders of the main roads have been virtually taken over by hawkers and other petty traders using pushed trucks.
“It is for this reason the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly announced three months ago that it will embark on an exercise to rid these bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways, and indeed the shoulders of the main roads of these petty traders and hawkers,” he said.
The exercise affected traders on the Aboabo market main street, Tamale Teaching Hospital road, Aboabo-Nyohini road, the main taxi park, and other adjoining streets linking the main Aboabo and central markets.
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