KOKMA impounds 50 cars for wrongful parking
The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KOKMA) towed about 50 cars for parking along the roadside on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
This follows the decongestion exercise within the municipality in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, and his team, which includes the City Response Taskforce of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
Shop owners and vendors with dirty frontages were also made to clean them immediately.
This exercise was undertaken in conjunction with Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
It was to ensure that citizens strictly adhered to the bye-laws of the Operation Clean Your Frontage project, which demanded that every resident in the Greater Accra Region keeps their frontages and surroundings clean.
The exercise, which attracted many onlookers and patrons, began from the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, through to Kaneshie, and then to some parts of the Accra Central Business District (CBD).
Interacting with some traders, Mr. Quartey implored them to desist from selling on the pavements and also to adhere strictly to the bye-laws and report offenders.
“We are not here to move you away from where you sell. What we are asking is for you not to sell on the pavement,” he stated.
“I also urge you to report anyone who violates the bye-law to the security for them to be dealt with”.
Mr Quartey reiterated that cleanliness can not be over-emphasised as it is the basis of human wellbeing.
“The importance of cleanliness in our lives cannot be denied. Maintaining a clean environment is for the health of all humans, as their health completely depends on the atmosphere,” he said.
“A bad environment is solely responsible for spoiling the health of the people around. Dirt and disease go together,” he added.
Mr Quartey, therefore, urged all to, as a matter of urgency, serve as checks on themselves and their neighbours to ensure that the city was clean.