Tamale Plans Decongestion

The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive intends to embark on a massive decongestion exercise within the Central Business District of Tamale in order to bring about discipline, sanity and reduce filth.

The assembly has indicated that there is the need to reposition Tamale to create a congenial atmosphere that will boost investor confidence in the metropolis.

The chiefs, stakeholders and the assembly have resolved, as a matter of urgency, to take necessary steps to instill discipline within the principal streets of Tamale by ensuring that the various public infrastructure outlays within the metropolis are used only for the purposes they were provided.

A grace period from now till 15th May, 2017 has been given before the exercise will be undertaken.

The Public Relations Officer of the Tamale Metro, Issah Salifu Musah told DAILY GUIDE that the exercise will remove all vendors and hawkers on the streets around and behind the area of the central market.

“Areas like Fosmuel Shopping Center, Quality First, Modern City Shop, Somo Vision and Access Bank will be affected.”

According to him, the assembly will also target roads and parking lots within the Metropolis and the Aboabo market area as well.


The assembly is doing this in collaboration with the Chiefs, Imams, political parties, youth groups and leadership of the Traders Association within the various markets.

Short term Measure

Satellite markets at Kukuo and Kakpagyili will be reorganized for the traders while the Tamale Jubilee Park will be used for Saturday and Sunday markets. Parking spaces will also be available for a fee.

Long term measure

Long distance vehicles will be relocated to the Datoyili Bus Terminal from the Central Bus Terminal and taxis will move to the Central Bus Terminal.