Govt turns streets in Accra, Kumasi into Christmas trading centres

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The Local Government Ministry has announced, the setting aside of some streets within Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, as street markets during the yuletide.

The “Street Hawking Markets”, according to a statement signed by sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, will operate between 5am-11pm from Monday, December 16, 2019, through to Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

All the designated hawking streets in the 13 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), will be closed to motor traffic within the period indicated above. 

The initiative which is in collaboration with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service is an effort to ensure a safe Christmas buying and selling activities, the Ministry explained. 

It further advised hawkers, drivers, other road users and the general public “to comply with the above measures and vacate all unauthorised places within the MMDAs to ease vehicular and pedestrian mobility.” 

Below are the Street Hawking Markets 

Accra Metropolitan Assembly 

Station Road 

Kimberly Avenue 

Granville Avenue 

Commercial Street (Drug Lane) 

Clement Papafio Street

All the roads are located in Okaishie 

La Nkwatanang Madina Municipal Assembly 

Nkulenu Roads 

Roads in front of old Assembly Office 

Asante and Asante Road 

All the roads are located in Madina 

Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly 

Garden Road, East Legon 

Adentan Municipal Assembly 

Adentan Shopping Mall 

Ogbojo Market

Ashaiman Municipal Assembly 

Ashiaman main Market Street to Lebene Junction 

Doku -Pinto Street 

Government School Street 

All the roads are located in Ashiaman 

Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly 

Lapaz – The double outer lane from Fraga Oil to Abrante Spot 

Abeka Junction – Achimota Station- Neoplan (Yaa Densua) 

Ablekuma Central 

From Kaneshie First Light to Mpamprom outer lane 

Tema Metropolitan Assembly

Central Business District 

Korley Klottey Municipal Assembly 

The Cooperative Taxi Rank – Kwame Nkrumah Circle 

Along the CMB area (Adjabeng) 

Tudu area from Kinbu SHS towards Central Police Station 

Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly 

Outer lane of Mallam Market Road at Sakaman 

Ga North Municipal Assembly 

1.Ofankor Methodist School Park 

2.Commonwealth Stadium Junction – Afiaman 

Ga East Municipal Assembly

1.From railway crossing through Vehicle Inspection and Technical Organization (VITO) road to Tantra roundabout 

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly 

Between Opoku Trading & former Lands Commission Building 

Casablanca- Morocco Street 

Achamfour Market to MTN office area 

Edges of Prempeh II Street 

Fuller Road or Afua Kobi Road 

Edges of Guggisberg Road 

Front of Lansah Building to Kejetia 

Front of Adehye Market 

Allabar Area


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