Traders in various items, from food to jewelry, had occupied the pavements.
Quartey, accompanied by some military men and policemen, stormed the CBD with a bulldozer for the exercise.
There were also some officials from the Forestry Commission (FC) who were present to provide assistance on how the beauty of the area could be re-ignited.
The decongestion team was at Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, where moulds had been constructed in the median of the road.
When the team arrived, it was observed that traders selling all manner of items, including clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics, assorted food items, and beverages, sanitary products, jewelry, herbal medicine, and utensils, were seated behind their wares doing business.