Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Accra Mayor
Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Accra Mayor

The Public Relations Officer of the Petty Traders Association, Mr. Adu Boahene has called for the arrest of the Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye.?He said traders suspected the Mayor of foul play in last Sunday?s fire.

The PRO was speaking Monday on Adom FM?s ?Dea Mehunu programme?, which was also broadcast live on Asempa FM.

He explained that attempts by the Accra Mayor to resist efforts by the traders to rebuild the market makes the Mayor a suspect in any investigations to be conducted by the Police.

He observed that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) was incapable of managing the affairs of traders in metropolis.

Appealing to the Regional Coordinating Council and the Ministry of Local Government, Mr. Adu Boahene said petty traders were in dire need of support.

Mr. Adu Boahene further called on the security agencies not to resist traders at the Kantamanto market but allow the traders to operate in view of their massive loses caused by Sunday?s fire.

He noted that the traders paid daily tolls and taxes levied by the Assembly as part of their contribution to the country?s economy. This contribution he believed should get the assembly?s attention and interest in their well-being.

Mr. Adu Boahene said the traders are still counting their losses after wild fire razed their shops Sunday. They are also resisting attempts by government to build new shops.

Currently, the security personnel are battling with the traders at the market following the arrest of some traders last night.

Source: Abednego Asante-Asiedu (Adom News)

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