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General News of Wednesday, 29 November 2000

Source: Graphic -David Owusu-Antwi

Car park project progresses steadily

THE ?400 million Kwame Nkrumah Circle car park is progressing steadily.

The project, which began two months ago is being funded by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and is expected to completed early next year.

The project is the Assembly’s effort to offset the inconveniences created by the intensive muddy terrain scene at the park anytime there is the slightest rainfall.

The Beautification Officer of the AMA, W. O. 1 Salifu Amankwah, said it has been the vision of the AMA to improve the outlook of the Nkrumah Circle to international standards and that the car park project is in line with AMA’s beautification programme.

He said “The AMA is making gradually improving the Nkrumah Circle with the aim of upgrading it to a tourist standard by the end of next year.”

The AMA, according to W. O. Amankwah, is earnestly preparing a place for all hawkers, especially in and around the Nkrumah Circle since none of them would be permitted to transact business in the streets of Accra from next year.

“We gathered all the hawkers in Accra and dialogued with them to the effect that this year will be the end of hawking on the streets of the metropolis.

“This is because the AMA is making provision for all hawkers and anyone who does not obey this will be dealt with,” he said.

He called on drivers, hawkers and the public to continue to show maturity and co-operate with authorities to ensure the successful completion of the project.