Rot @ Racecourse Market!!! Traders Expose Leaders Over Ghs 5.0 Charge From Late Arrivals

Unofficial revenue on trade pegged at GHs5 is discouraging most traders in Kumasi from relocating to the popular racecourse market.


Authorities of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly are effecting frantic measures to ensure that traders affected by the 2nd phase of the famous Kejetia-central market redevelopment project are moved to a land provided by them for the latter at Racecourse.

However scores of them (market men and women) have proved recalcitrant and are holding their businesses on streets within the CBD as an alternative option. has unraveled that the unwillingness on the part of these traders is premised on the allegation that some leaders of various trade groupings who were the foremost to settle on the allotted land at Racecourse have imposed a charge on late arrivals.

Traders victimized by the alleged move are sellers of roasted fish and number a little above hundred.

Addressing the media at a press conference, they said they perch by other colleague traders at the market.

They however told the media, that leaders of the various groupings are demanding they pay a revenue of GHs 5 from Monday to Saturday weekly aside the usual payment they make for “akwasidae”.

Nana Aba, spokesperson for the group said the above killer-charge has discouraged lot of traders from coming to the area.

According to them, leaders of the various trade groupings have vowed to disallow them from holding their business in the area should they default.

She has therefore called on authorities of KMA to address the issue.


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