Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has described recalcitrant traders in the metropolis as “goat-like” people always flouting bye-laws by selling on streets and pavements and risking their lives.
“Some people behave like goats and they needed to be whip with canes before they will vacate from selling on street and several unauthorized places”.
Selling on the streets and pavements in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi is same as selling cocaine in the open which is illegal and punishable by law, according to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah.
Speaking at the year’s World Environment Day in Kumasi under the pre-launching of “Keeping Kumasi Clean and Green Project” by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), the Guest Speaker bemoaned poor sanitation situation in the regional capital
“You cannot sell cocaine in the open so why do you sell on streets and pavements to risk your lives”, the Regional Minister fumed while quizzing traders insisting to plying their businesses in an open areas.
“I want to tell traders at Suame Roundabout, Kejetia and Adum area to quit those places now….we are coming to eject them in no time”, the Chairman of the Regional Security Committee (RESEC) hinted.
“We do not intent to collapse any person’s legal business rather, we want to insist right things are done according to KMA’s bye-laws”, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah stressed.
Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey also appealed to individuals, business entities and philanthropists in the region to support KMA to grow more trees to beauty the entire city.
“My appeal to everyone is to grow at least one tree and water it till it fully grows. ..I will also count on the media to increase publize this project to keep Kumasi Clean”, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi appealed