Skip to main content

Hawking gaining grounds near Tetteh Quarshie footbridge

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong-Daily Express

Hawking activities has started gaining grounds around the newly constructed footbridge near the Tetteh- Quarshie Interchange close to the Accra Shopping Mall.

A visit to the recently commissioned footbridge showed traders selling foodstuff, clothes, chains, mobile phones and accessories and among others  under the facility with impunity.

The footbridge is one of four footbridges being constructed on hazardous roads in the country, at a cost of 7.8 million euros secured through a grant from the Austrian Government.

The traders who spoke to the Daily Express said they were aware of the illegalities they were engaged in, but quick to claim that they had no place to sell.

 “We have been told not to sell here by the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), but we don’t have anywhere to do this,” one of the traders told the Daily Express.

These traders have gathered at the section of the road leading to the African Regent Hotel and Villagio village areas, which belongs to the Ayawaso Sub-Metro. Apparently, the other side of the footbridge towards Accra Mall belongs to the LaDMA.

The bridge was constructed by the WAAGNER Biro Bridge System AG and the Messes Asona Enterprise Limited as the sub-contractor.

It was supervised and managed by the Department of Urban Roads of the Ministry of Roads and Highways.

A similar project is almost completed at the Mallam Market in the Ga South District Assembly in Accra. One has been already completed in Kumasi.

Meanwhile, pedestrians who ply the new footbridge have expressed delight about the construction of this bridge.


Popular posts from this blog

Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'malicious' Ameri deal

The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Mr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Evron Hughes.
In Mr Ayine’s statement of claim, sighted by Graphic Online, he accused Mr Hughes of defaming him in a post he authored and published on Facebook on December 21, 2015, titled “RE: AMERI TRANSACTION”.
According to the Deputy A-G, the “false and malicious” post has provoked “public disaffection” against him and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt.
Describing Mr Hughes as a “self-styled social media blogger and a social commentator”, Mr Ayine said the Facebook post had brought his hard-won reputation “as a respected politician, teacher and lawyer” into “hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach”.
The Deputy A-G said the “defamatory words” were authored with the sole intent to reduce him in the estimation of all right thinking Ghanaians, adding that he had received numerou…

PIAC told to go to court to enforce recommendations

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), the mandated body to monitor the use of Ghana’s oil revenues has been asked to go to court to seek strict compliance of the laws covering accountability of oil funds in the country.

According to Dr. Steve Manteaw, the Campaign Coordinator for ISODEC and a member of the PIAC , it’s time for PIAC as a body to consider going to court to compel institutions responsible for managing Ghana’s oil revenue to answers some questions concerning the expenditure of oil funds.

He pointed out that there are several recommendations made by the PIAC in its past reports on management of petroleum revenues, and a lot of these recommendations has received no positive response from the institutions concerned.

He disclosed this to the Daily Express at a three-day workshop on Interrogating the 2016 Semi Annual PIAC Report at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

The workshop was organized by the Institute of Financ…

Graphic Communication Group staffs petition GJA Election Dispute Adjudication Committee

Some staffs of the Graphic Communications Group have petition the Election Dispute Adjudication Committee of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) concerning their grievances covering issues affecting the association.
The staffs of the company seeks some clarification on the mandate of the current executives of the association.

Dear Sir,
We the undersigned write to place before you our grievances covering issues affecting the Ghana Journalist Association, and we hasten to add that our grievances are placed before you in furtherance of our constitutional duty under Article 11 (e) of the 2004 Constitution of the Ghana Journalists Association.
We first of all seek clarification on the mandate of the current executives of the Association to be in office and take decisions to affect the wellbeing and welfare of the Associ…