The traders doing business on the streets of Kumasi
AN UNPLEASANT spectacle of cars battling with traders for space is currently happening in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
The incident is happening particularly at the Hello Fm area heading to the Kejetia Bus Terminal.
The road was completely blocked with traders selling their wares on the jammed road Monday afternoon during DAILY GUIDE?s visit to the area.
The large number of traders selling right in the middle of the busy road had virtually made it impossible for cars to move.
The development poses serious danger to the lives of the traders and pedestrians who are also forced to walk in the middle of the road.
The total takeover of the streets by the traders has resulted in massive vehicular traffic in the area.
Shockingly, though the unpleasant incident is happening right at the center of the city, city authorities have closed their eyes to it.
One of the traders called Kwaku Boakye, a second hand clothes dealer told the paper the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly had not provided any place for them to trade.
He said his business on the streets provided food for himself, his wife and children.
Boakye insisted that though he knew trading in the streets was not right, they had no other option since the government had not offered any of them jobs.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi