Gov't turns streets in Accra, Kumasi into Christmas trading centres

Gov't turns streets in Accra, Kumasi into Christmas trading centres
Source: Myjoyonline.com | Jerry Tsatro Mordy
Date: 13-12-2019 Time: 08:12:08:pm
Government has advised hawkers, drivers, other road users and the general public to comply with the measures.

The Local Government Ministry has announced, the setting aside of some streets within Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, as street markets during the yuletide.

The “Street Hawking Markets”, according to a statement signed by sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, will operate between 5am-11pm from Monday, December 16, 2019, through to Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

All the designated hawking streets in the 13 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), will be closed to motor traffic within the period indicated above.

The initiative which is in collaboration with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service is an effort to ensure a safe Christmas buying and selling activities, the Ministry explained.

It further advised hawkers, drivers, other road users and the general public “to comply with the above measures and vacate all unauthorised places within the MMDAs to ease vehicular and pedestrian mobility.”

Below are the Street Hawking Markets:

Accra Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Station Road
  2. Kimberly Avenue
  3. Granville Avenue
  4. Commercial Street (Drug Lane)
  5. Clement Papafio Street

All the roads are located in Okaishie

La Nkwatanang Madina Municipal Assembly

  1. Nkulenu Roads
  2. Roads in front of old Assembly Office
  3. Asante and Asante Road

All the roads are located in Madina

Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly

  1. Garden Road, East Legon

Adentan Municipal Assembly

  1. Adentan Shopping Mall
  2. Ogbojo Market

Ashaiman Municipal Assembly

  1. Ashiaman main Market Street to Lebene Junction
  2. Doku -Pinto Street
  3. Government School Street

All the roads are located in Ashiaman

Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly


  1. Lapaz – The double outer lane from Fraga Oil to Abrante Spot
  2. Abeka Junction – Achimota Station- Neoplan (Yaa Densua)

Ablekuma Central

  1. From Kaneshie First Light to Mpamprom outer lane

Tema Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Central Business District

Korley Klottey Municipal Assembly

  1. The Cooperative Taxi Rank – Kwame Nkrumah Circle
  2. Along the CMB area (Adjabeng)
  3. Tudu area from Kinbu SHS towards Central Police Station

Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly

  1. Outer lane of Mallam Market Road at Sakaman

Ga North Municipal Assembly

1.Ofankor Methodist School Park

2.Commonwealth Stadium Junction – Afiaman

Ga East Municipal Assembly

1.From railway crossing through Vehicle Inspection and Technical Organization (VITO) road to Tantra roundabout

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly

  1. Between Opoku Trading & former Lands Commission Building
  2. Casablanca- Morocco Street
  3. Achamfour Market to MTN office area
  4. Edges of Prempeh II Street
  5. Fuller Road or Afua Kobi Road
  6. Edges of Guggisberg Road
  7. Front of Lansah Building to Kejetia
  8. Front of Adehye Market
  9. Allabar Area