According to the Minister, traders who are using economic hardship as an excuse to sell at unauthorised places must rethink their decision.
According to him, traders are using economic hardship as an excuse to sell at unauthorised places in the metropolis.
Speaking at the 'Keep Kumasi Clean and Green Campaign', the Minister said "When we start enforcing the laws, people will be complaining of hardship. If there is hardship, then I will ask that you stop the business and go and sell cocaine for a living."
He stated that the refusal of some petty traders to vacate from pavements and footbridges will face the law.
"Those traders who are also selling on the footbridge at the CBD must also vacate because the footbridge is not a place for trading activities. We are not interested in collapsing anybody’s business. When we eject them, they will start saying they voted for us to come into power. We have been voted to bring development and not to encourage lawlessness and indiscipline," he said.