Assembly bans blocking of streets for funerals Sekondi-Takoradi

By Yaaba Yamikeh, Takoradi September 29, 2016 1709 204 comments

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly will from next month ban the blockage of streets for funerals and other social events in the metropolis.

 

Yusif Kofi Gyampson, the Presiding Member, who disclosed this in a radio interview, said the ban would actually take effect from the October 1, this year. He said it had become necessary because of the numerous complaints that constant blockage of roads in the metropolis causes so much inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians. 

Besides, he said the assembly does not understand why organizers of social events are refusing to use the already designated facilities and areas for such events.These include the Kobby park, PWD park and the Jubilee grounds.

It is to this end that the PM warned that all those who flout the ban would be arrested and prosecuted at the law court. He also spoke of the assembly's decision to ban the use of the inner peripheral of the Takoradi market circle for sales promotion by advertising companies and other commercial entities.

The assembly, he said, would no longer tolerate the noisy activities of these sales promoters who assemble all sorts of musical instruments on the inner peripheral to attract buyers.  After all, he said, the inner peripheral is solely meant for car parking so no commercial activity should be conducted there regardless of how much these companies pay or are willing to pay for using it.

“Why should the assembly allow big companies and other commercial entities to promote their products on the inner peripheral but disallow market women to do same? This discrimination should as a matter of urgency stop”, he charged.

 Mr. Gyamson said what even infuriates the assembly the more is open dancing competition among school children and display of immoral attitude which characterizes the sales promotions.

He further disclosed that moves were being taken to ban all street preachers from the market circle as well as churches that use classrooms to conduct services.

The PM pointed out that all these moves form part of measures being taken by the metropolitan assembly to bring sanity into the oil city. 

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