Tamale Assembly Moves To Maintain Order On Streets
2006-08-10 19:48:13This article has been read 694 times.
IN a bid to curb the growing indiscipline on the principal streets of Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, the Metropolitan Assembly yesterday embarked on an exercise to rid the streets of cars for reckless driving and parking at unauthorized places.
In the process over 30 offenders were arrested and will be arraigned before court soon. The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam, led the exercise dubbed "Operation fight indiscipline on the road".
He maintained that his administration would not allow the practice of unauthorized and careless parking on the streets in the metropolis and therefore warned all those involved to desist or would have themselves to blame.
The MCE stressed that nobody would be spared when caught in the act and appealed to chiefs, political leaders and opinion leaders not to interfere by attempting to plead on behalf of offenders.
"We will not comprise with offenders irrespective of one’s social and political status," Mr. Amin stated.
The MCE observed that car owners, particularly commercial drivers, park their vehicles on streets which often cause fatal accidents in the metropolis.
Mr. Amin stated that Tamale was now a metropolis hence "we ought to change our attitude and actions to portray ourselves as people living in a metropolis".
He also expressed worry about the manner in which motor riders often disobey traffic regulations with impunity in the area.
The MCE disclosed that very soon a joint team of police and military would be tasked to bring such people to book.
Mr. Amin also expressed concern about stray animals on streets and therefore gave owners of such animals a one week ultimatum to confine them or face stiff punishment.