Mayor for Kumasi Metropolis Hon Sam Pyne has assured to address challenges presently faced by traders relocated to Central market to racecourse following the ongoing 2nd phase of the Kejetia redevelopment project.
The government official on Thursday 3rd February 2022 embarked on a working visit to see how traders were faring at the new site offered them by authorities.
Interacting with them, it emerged that failure on the part of a number of evicted traders to join their colleagues at the new area has slowed the pace of their trade at racecourse.
Though a high number of them have acquired shelters and shops within which they could carry out their business, they have opted to trade on street pavements within the Central Business District.
It also came up that the bad nature of road network linking Bantama and Acheamfour markets to racecourse discourages commercial drivers and buyers from coming to the area.
Kwabena Fosu, Chairman for Central Market Traders Association pleaded on the assembly to do it’s possible best to address the situation, especially evicting recalcitrant traders from the streets.
The traders also identified poor lighting system as another challenge.
Nana Yaa Ofosuwaa, one of the executives of the traders association in her message to the mayor called for an immediate demolishing of all remaining structures at central market.
She said in doing that, their business at racecourse will become much agile since affected traders will join them.
Responding to their concerns, Hon Sam Py ne pledged to address all challenges.
He said the assembly has taken into consideration the bad state of the road and that it has started working on it already.
He said the assembly will make sure all lightning systems are fixed so as to enhance security in the area.