Kumasi City Market Traders Union Cautions Kejetia Traders Over Red Bands



Display of red bands around the Kumasi City Market enclave by the Combined Kejetia Traders Association leaders has been opposed by the Kumasi City Market Traders Union (KCMTU) describing it as dubious move that smacks the positivity of the intended purpose.

According to a release signed by the acting secretary and other members of the KCMTU, such approach meant to protest the delay of procurement and provision of meters to the market facility by management has rather exposed the self seeking public attention and creation of unecessary tension from the illegitimate self imposed trader leadership.

“The Kumasi City Market Traders Union (KCMTU) is therefore urging management of the market facility to as a matter of urgency ensure the removal of the red bands which do not send good signals and again scare customers and visitors to the market”.
To them, though traders are in desperate need of the meters and will support any action that intend to expedite the process but will detest uncouth and miscalculated approach as such.

The union contend that extensive consultation which brings together suggestions and opinions of all trader stakeholders must be the best approach to deal with issues and challenges in the market.


They said, under no circumstance that the Kumasi City Market Traders Union will allow some few people to take unpragmatic decisions for the majority of the traders.
“Another worrying situation is when decisions are not even communicated to the traders in-house but rather revealed and disseminated through the media.
“What type of leadership is that?”. KCMTU disagrees to such position which was borne out of no consultation and premise on self interest. The union opined.
According to them, traders are losing their capital as a result of myriad of unresolved challenges affecting their business inspite of deceptive promises from the self acclaimed leaders whose tenure cannot point to any success. “We are fed up with them because they have lost touch with the traders and they no more represent us”.
The union has vowed to act if no change is effected after this release.


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