Azanduna/Rita Avoka, GNA
Navrongo (UE) Nov. 8, GNA - Mr Williams Adum ,the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has directed that all traders and shop owners in the Navrongo township who trade along the main streets move away to decongest the area.
This he said would also help create enough space for pedestrians and vehicles.
Mr Adum gave the directive when he led an emergency tax force of the Municipal Assembly, made up of Assembly officials including the Coordinating Director and his Deputies, the Area Engineers and Environmental Health Officers to clean up part of the town that was engulfed in filth.
He warned business owners and traders who had erected structures at unapproved areas without permit to remove them and relocate to the appropriate business area.
Mr Adum who was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the exercise, said decongesting the town would create an enabling environment for the people and make movement better.
He said a lot of illegal structures had been erected all over the municipality and that was causing a lot of harm to many residents and visitors, saying, it might affect revenue mobilization if it was not cleared.
Mr Adum said many people had structures like stores, drinking spots, chop bars, hair dresser saloons, and mechanic shops scattered all over the area including official residence of government officers.
He told the people that the Assembly was not stopping them from doing business but only wanted them to live in a clean environment.
The MCE said most of the illegal structures were on areas earmarked for the construction of roads, while some houses had been built on water ways without the permission of the assembly.
He called on the people to cooperate with the exercise since it was their duty to develop a well-built Town for today and the unborn generation. The MCE later visited the Navrongo Health Referral Centre to ascertain the state of infrastructural development in the facility. The facility was last year damaged in a rain storm and had since been rehabilitated at a cost of 135,000 Ghana Cedis.