Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) within the Greater Accra Region have banned the hoisting of banners and posters on all ceremonial streets and key locations within the capital.
A 14-day ultimatum has been given to churches, advertisers, filmmakers, educational institutions and the general public to take off such posters and banners.
Speaking to the media, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Janet Tulasi Mensah said: â€œBanners and posters affixed on all ceremonial streets should be removed by their respective owners within 14 days of this notice. In default, the assemblies will surcharge the owners of these banners and posters after the expiration of the 14-day notice.
â€œFixing of banners and posters on ceremonial streets in the Greater Accra region are banned with immediate effect. Culprits shall be dealt with in accordance with the respective by laws of the assemblies.
â€œThe assemblies will however dedicate suitable locations for use as advertising areas and prospective applicants should go through the licensing process to qualify.â€
Mayor of Accra Mohammed Adjei Sowah on his part said people must take responsibility for their actions.