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General News of Thursday, 22 December 2016

Source: 3news.com

Overcrowding: Kumasi likely to experience stampede

The Kumasi Metropolis is likely to experience stampede if city authorities fail to clear traders from pavements and road side in the central business district.

The Central Business District of Kumasi is choked with vehicles and humans competing for space.

Commuters have to struggle and meander their way through long-winding queues of intense human traffic.

Traders have also taken over pavements to sell their goods leaving pedestrians virtually no space to walk.

The situation which is becoming a ritual during the festive season has worsened due to the barricade that has been erected to ward the public off the ongoing redevelopment of the Kejetia bus terminal.

Some commuters fear the traffic situation if not checked by city authorities could result in a stampede or suffocation.

Meanwhile the PRO of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Godwin Nyame says they are in discussion with the Urban Roads to find possible solution to the situation.