The situation of most of the lorry stations and market place in some parts of Accra is extremely unhygienic. This situation is made worse during the raining season, when most of the untarred stations and marketplaces are flooded or become muddy.
A visit to some of the markets in Accra by www.gijonlinenews.com revealed the unsightly and unhygienic situation. At the CMB market in the Central Business District in Accra, the conditions had compelled the market women to undertake clean-up exercise. The situation also poses serious health risks to the hundreds of people who use the market daily.
The situation at the Ashaiman market was not different. Various foodstuffs were displaced on the muddy ground. Both markets had massive uncollected rubbish heaps. The mud and puddles of rain water had slowed down business. A majority of market women who spoke to gijonlinenews complained of lack of initiative on the part of their respective municipal and district authorities.
At the CMB lorry station the gutters were choked with debris and plastic bags. Rain and waste water had engulfed the station making access and vehicular movement difficult.
Some drivers expressed their disappointment at the state of affairs. They also expressed their disappointment at the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, GPRTU and Government for their inability to provide them with a conducive and workable environment.
According to the station master at CMB, the Assemblies have failed to attend to the problem despite every effort made by them. He explained that though they are paying the necessary taxes however nothing has been done to help solve the problem.
STORY AND PICTURES BY: MANARH BENEDICTA
MICHAELLA ABENA YEBOAH.