A moratorium given to some shop owners and people to remove unapproved structures along the Kalpohini last stop in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region expires today.

On May 29, the Northern Regional Minister Alhassan Shani Shaibu gave a one-month moratorium to these traders to move as part of an exercise to ensure the city is clean.

Moratorium given to shop owners along Kalpohini last stop expires today

These structures dotted around the last stop have posed a nuisance to the Kalpohini clinic and cluster of schools within the area.

The people have turned these public institutions into dumping grounds for their waste and open defecation.

Open defecation is sometimes done even during the day, and it becomes a health threat to the workers and patients who visit the facility and school.

Moratorium given to shop owners along Kalpohini last stop expires today

To stop the trend, the Minister ordered the traders to vacate the land giving today’s deadline. However, even though the deadline is today, the traders are yet to leave.

But speaking at the clean Northern Region sanitation day exercise, the Minister said the task force will soon move in to remove these shops.