The leadership of Kumasi Central Market Traders has petitioned the Overlord of Asanteman Otumfour Osei Tutu II over unfair allocation of the new Kejetia City Market.
The traders are demanding the immediate allocation of the completed new Kejetia market. Meanwhile, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has allocated the new Kejetia market to some traders in the Metropolis.
Part of Kumasi Central Market has been demolished by KMA to pave way for the construction of phase 2 of the Kejetia Market. Section of the traders has been stranded after the demolishing of the part of Central Market.
The General Secretary of the Kumasi Central Market Association, Richard Boamah, speaking in an interview with Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo monitored by Ghtimesonline.com said, KMA has failed to make an allocation to their members after the demolishing of their shops in the market.
According to him, “KMA boss Hon Osei Assibey Antwi assured us that the assembly will allocate us to Racecourse and Nana Afia Kobi Market but the places KMA promised us have been allocated to different traders”.
“We are stranded and our businesses collapsing because we have no place to operate. We are highly disappointed in KMA boss Hon Osei Assibey Antwi for the unfair allocation of Kejetia New Market” He said.
“We were told to move from Central Market to Nana Afia Kobi Market and Racecourse but the assembly failed to put measures in place to make the market-friendly for buying and selling. We are confused because KMA is just punishing us the traders with the aim of collapsing our businesses”
“Some of our members have paid for shops at Kejetia New Market and the shops have been allocated to different traders. Why is KMA treating us like as if we are not from Ghana”.
The General Secretary of the Kumasi Central Market Association Richard Boamah said, ‘We have petitioned Otumfour Osei Tutu II appealing to him to come to our aid and force KMA to address our concerns”