Some traders have converted the Tema Community One Taxi Terminal into a place of business, selling all kinds of items with inherent danger to pedestrians, and others patronizing the illegal market.
The traders constantly engaged the drivers in arguments and sometimes exchanged words as to who had the right to the use of the place.
While the traders complained that the drivers sometimes intentionally attempt to drive over their goods, the drivers on the other hand claimed the traders were impeding the flow of traffic.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Ben Dodoo, the Chairman of the local GPRTU at Community One, described the situation as unacceptable and called on the city authorities to instil discipline in the area.
He said the illegal market had created a situation such that their drivers found it difficult to park their cars because most of their parking lots had been taken over by the traders.
When the GNA contacted Mr Frank Asante, TMA Public Relations Officer, he indicated that the issue had come before the assembly and steps were underway to correct the anomaly.
Mr. Asante cautioned the traders to understand the danger involved in doing business in the midst of the road, stressing that the location is a car park and not a market, therefore “we appeal to the traders to move to the main market”.
“But if they refuse to move, the assembly would take appropriate action,” Mr. Asante stated.
He cited an incident in Ashaiman in which a vehicle ran through some street hawkers and observed the dangers doing business at the said location posed to the traders.