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Don’t erect billboards without permit – AMA


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Accra, June 18, GNA –
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says the indiscriminate citing of
billboards in the metropolis is destroying the beauty of capital and warned the
public to desist from the act.

It said citing of
billboards without permit was an offence which is clearly stated in the
bye-laws of the AMA.

A statement signed by
Numo Blafo III, the Head of Public Affairs of the AMA and

Accra, June 18, GNA –
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says the indiscriminate citing of
billboards in the metropolis is destroying the beauty of capital and warned the
public to desist from the act.

It said citing of
billboards without permit was an offence which is clearly stated in the
bye-laws of the AMA.

A statement signed by
Numo Blafo III, the Head of Public Affairs of the AMA and copied the Ghana News
Agency on Saturday, said the AMA placed notices on the erection of illegal
billboards and had, however, concluded a two-week reconciliation exercise with
legal advertising industry players on June 12.

It said it had started
the removal of all unpermitted structures mounted at the Kwame Nkrumah
Interchange and the Railway Station in the Central Business District of Accra
to ensure sanity and safety of the public.

“We have noticed that
some unscrupulous and unidentified advertisers have been mounting billboards
with images of political figures and later commercialise these sites.

“This administration
does not intend to run a fire-fighting and ambulance regime and, therefore, is
ensuring the compliance with existing regulations even as it works to enhance
the bye-laws,” the statement said. 

It said the AMA would
not relent in its efforts to educate the populace and enforce the bye-laws “to
deliver on the clean, smart, resilient and sustainable city agenda.”

The statement
commended persons who had been using the AMA’s whatsApp hotlines;
0202464411/0202464446 to inform it of illegal activities and urged all well-meaning
Ghanaians to come on board to support the Assembly to make Accra a clean and
pleasant city.

GNA


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