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Govt turns streets in Accra, Kumasi into Christmas trading centres

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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