Coronavirus: Traders ‘ditch’ markets as AMA embarks on a disinfection exercise

A look at the Makola market today as the AMA embarks on a disinfection exercise

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Most business hubs specifically Makola, Agbogloshie and Mallam Atta markets have turned into ghost towns as traders comply with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) directive to stay at home.

Their stay home is to provide a conducive environment for the assembly to embark on a disinfection exercise in various markets in some parts of Accra to help fight coronavirus which is fast spreading.

Military personnel have been deployed to assist the AMA officials to ensure ‘recalcitrant’ traders do not open their stores today.

The exercise has also had a toll on commercial vehicle businesses as lorry stations are almost empty.

Traders will, however, return to work on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Schedule for the markets involved are as follows:

Zone 1 – Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly Circle Dubai (Malata, Tiptoe lane, Odwana, Adabraka)

Zone 2 – A.M.A (Mokola, Okashie, Kantamanto, Tema station, Agbogbloshie)

Zone 3 – Glory land hotel (Kaneshie, Anyan market, Odorkor)

Zone 4 – Social welfare new Municipal (Madina, Dome, Amasaman, Achimota)

Zone 5 – T.M.A Municipal Assembly (Ashiaman, Tema comm 1, Tema comm 9, Kpone Katamanso, Tema comm 2).

Currently, Ghana has recorded 24 cases with a death case which involved a 61-year-old Lebanese who lived in the Ashanti region, Kumasi.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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