Simon Osei Mensah, A Ghanain Minister Told Traders To Start Selling Cocaine If They Cannot Withstand The Current Economic Hardship in The Country Ghana
Simon Osei Mensah, a Ghanaian minister has admonished petty traders
in the Kumasi metropolis to consider dealing him cocaine in other to
survive the hard economic hardship in the country.
Citinewsroom reports that he said that traders should not cover up
their act of salling their wares in prohibited locations should rethink
their action because their are repercussion for their actions.
“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 added.
The minister lamented the refusal of the traders to use the designated
market to do their businesses instead they use the footbridge and
pedestrian walkways to sell their wares.
According to him, some traders have been defying orders by city
authorities in the name of their affiliation to the ruling party.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, recently asked traders to
vacate unauthorized places but to sell their wares at designated
market places, however, most of the traders defied the order of
Mr Osei Mensah, speaking at an event to re-launch of Keep Kumasi
Clean and Green project warned that city authorities would forcefully
eject petty traders who sell on pavements at the Suame roundabout
and the footbridge at the Central Business District as well as
other unauthorised locations.
The minister insisted that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Government
would not allow people who claim they are sympathizer and supporters
of the party to break the law.
he insisted that the pavements and the footbridges meant for
commuters and not for trading purposes.