The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) task-force at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange on Monday morning forced some pedestrians who used unapproved routes to pick litter around the interchange.
Citi News’ Hanson Agyemang reported that some pedestrians walked through unauthorized places such as the lawn area under the interchange, and were forced to pay a fine or pick litter.
Offenders who were caught were initially charged GHC 50 as fine.
In an interview with Citi News, Richard Mensah, Executive Secretary of the Task-force, explained that the action was taken since the Ghc50 spot fine has not deterred pedestrians.
“What we are doing is that, when we get you passing on the lawns there was a spot fine of Ghc 50, but this time around we have realized that people are willing to pay the money so they also want to reluctantly pass through the lawns. Passing though the lawns or unauthorized places we will make you sure you pick around wherever you are walking to serve as a deterrent to other people”.