A former Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has said he will offer counsel to his successor when the need arises to enable him succeed in his management of the capital.
According to him, the work at the AMA requires that he supports the new CEO, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, with the institutional memories he has to ensure his dream is realised.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, on Wednesday March 22, he said: “There were plans we put in place to develop the markets in Accra and so the new Chief Executive should follow that plan. I will urge him to organise a roundtable discussion with the chiefs, all the assembly members and the head of the coordinating council to see how best to implement the plans that we put in place.
“I will personally give the new Chief Executive advice as a way of supporting him to succeed and I know he will listen to me on how to develop Accra.”
Meanwhile, the management of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has met with leadership of the various hawker groups within the metropolis to fashion out an appropriate way of streamlining their activities, which have been a problem for pedestrians, motorists, and the AMA over the years.
A statement issued by Numo Blafo III, Head of Public Relations at AMA, on Tuesday 21 March, said: “In view of this, both parties have agreed on implementing the “redline policy” initiated by the AMA a year ago. It is the hope of the AMA that the hawkers will comport themselves during this period and to report any grievance to the assembly for amicable resolution.
“However, notwithstanding the AMA’s willingness to allow the hawkers some space along the streets, their indiscriminate activities violate the AMA Hawkers By-Laws of 2011 and article 117 (Section 1A-F) of the Road Traffic Regulations 2012.”