April 2, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Madina, Amadu Sorogho has taken a swipe at some Assemblymen in the La Nkwantanan Madina Municipal Assembly for consistently promising to relocate sacked traders, when it’s not in their power to do so.

According to him, the action of these Assemblymen is not in the interest of the Assembly and warned them to desist from the shameful act which does not auger well for the development of the assembly.

Officials of the La Nkwantanan Madina Municipal Assembly last month led its guards on a decongestion exercise to eject market women who had taken over the Zongo junction stretch of the Tetteh Quarshie-Pantang Highway, demolishing and clearing all illegal wooden structure that had been positioned there to make the Highway more accessible for the contractor to continue work.

The traders have moved into two newly-built markets at Madina Estates and Ogbojo, whose market is known as the Nsamanpom Market. However the traders have complained of high cost of sheds in the new markets.

But Hon. Sorogho urged the assembly to remain resolute in their effort to ensure that the traders do not return to the road.

He warned against disunity adding that he was deeply worried when he heard that there was misunderstanding among some assemblymen and the Chief Executive, a development he cautioned would undermine the work of the assembly.

“If we don’t unite and remain divided in our activities and these traders retain to their former place it would then be difficult for us to drive them away’’ he said.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh