The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly will soon crack the whip on developers who fail to adhere to strict instructions before putting up structures within the city.
The move according to the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Hanan Gundadow is to put an end to haphazard sitting of structures within the area.
In an exclusive interview with ultimatefmonline.com, he indicated that lessons have been learnt from cities like Accra and Kumasi where the springing up of unapproved settlements have cost city authorities.
He warned that developers who flout regulations will have themselves to blame especially those who take delight in putting structures on buffer zones.
“We have realized that Tamale is the largest settlement in Northern Ghana and we need to put up the necessary structures to merit its status, “he said.
Alhaji Gundadow also disclosed that his outfit is liaising with the Savannah Development Authority (SADA) to provide a master plan for the development of city.
“We have mandated building inspectorate division to ensure that any developer who requires a permit meets our code, “he emphasized.
However, he indicated various roads in some suburbs are being demarcated to ensure a well planned city with laid out lanes in order to correspond with the house and street naming project.