A taskforce formed by the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, has sacked all traders from the streets.
The decongestion exercise follows an accident on Thursday, 26 July in which six people were left severely injured with one person dead after a Kia truck with registration number ER 5112 – X, loaded with blocks, ran into a horde of market women and traders in the area.
The victims were selling around the Ashaiman traffic light when the truck ran over them in the early hours of Thursday.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Albert Boakye Okyere, told journalists that the taskforce will ensure that traders do not move into the streets to sell.
“We are not going back, we will station people here permanently while we also find an alternative space for the traders.”