THE Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has sounded a note of warning to traders near the Novotel Hotel that it will compel them to relocate to their new site if by Sunday they have not voluntarily moved.
He said “the AMA is ready to use the place for its intended purpose”, and urged the traders to leave the place peacefully.
Public Relations Officer of the AMA, James Dorgbetor, in an interview with Times, assured that human face will be given to their relocation”.
He said in order to create the necessary ambience for them to operate at their new site, at the Odawna Pedestrian Shopping Mall at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, the AMA had put the necessary structures in place.
Some of the facilities provided at the new site, he said, included lights and new stalls.
Mr Dorgbetor denied that the new area was flood-prone, saying “proper layout has been done by the Assembly to avoid such occurrences”.
Last month traders operating at the Novotel and Tema lorry stations in Accra threatened to embark on nude demonstration to show their anger over plans to resettle them at the Odawna Shopping Mall, claiming that the Mall had not been adequately rehabilitated.