The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has embarked on a decongestion exercise to allow the free flow of traffic and pave way for the construction of an ultra modern market for the metropolis.
The exercise, according to the assembly, forms part of the blue print for the beautification of the city and the need for the ceremonial streets to be cleared of unauthorized structures, hawkers and beggars.
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the assembly, Issah Musah said the latest decongestion will include the arrest of stray animals wandering the streets of the city and the fining of their owners to serve as a deterrent to others.
He hinted that vehicles which are wrongfully parked on the shoulders of main roads will also be towed and their owners will be compelled to adhere to imposed fines.
This, he said, will generate revenue for the assembly to embark on various developmental projects.
Mr. Musah decried the spate of indiscipline on the part of squatters who are putting up unapproved structures around the central business district, thereby, hindering progress of work of the construction of the market.
He therefore, promised to check the practice because, the metropolis had gained notoriety for lawlessness.
According to him, there was no need for sensitization because the assembly is simply doing its work.
Mr. Musah however, warned that defiant squatters will forcefully be ejected with support from the special task force of the assembly.
On sustainability of the exercise, the PRO indicated the assembly was collaborating with National Road Safety Commission and the security agencies to maintain peace and avoid any chaos throughout the exercise.
By Mashoud Kombat/citifmonline.com/Ghana