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SEE: Traders defy AMA ban on hawking at Nkrumah Interchange to cash in on X'mas

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah

Traders have defied the Accra Metropolitan Assembly's (AMA) directive for them to stop hawking activities around the newly constructed Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.

Prior to the inauguration of the over GHC320 million three-tier flyover by President John Mahama in November, hawkers were selling on the paved walkways in the area impeding the movement of pedestrians.

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The AMA, however, quickly after the opening, directed all hawkers to vacate the area and moved to demolish the temporal structures they were using to sell their wares effectively banning hawking in the area.

But in an apparent attempt to cash in the Christmas, hawkers have virtually taken over the area.

Pedestrian movement has become difficult with almost every space on the walkways getting occupied by these hawkers.

It is not yet known whether the situation will change after the yuletide but it will be very unpleasant if it is to remain so.

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