‘Let our colleagues join us else.. we’ll join them on the roadside- Kumasi Traders to KMA
Traders in Kumasi especially second hand cloth sellers say they regret going to the racecourse market following the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly failure to do a successful relocation exercise.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on last year relocated traders who ply at Central market, Adum, Dr Mensah, Pampaso and those selling at an unauthorized pavements to move to the racecourse market for the completion of second phase of Central market redevelopment, an exercise the traders say did not help them.
Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame who is following the development reports that the traders did not adhere to the Kumasi Metropolitan Asssembly (KMA)’s directives and are still trading at an unauthorized places in the city while KMA led by Mr Samuel Pyne lived unconcerned.
The few tradres including second hand cloth sellers moved to the Racecourse market complained over low patronage of their goods with some stressing their businesses are on the verge of collapsing following KMA’s failure to ensure all traders selling on pavement are moved to the new location.
“We are urging the new KMA mayor to force all those selling at unauthorized places to come and join us here at racecourse else we will also go back to our usual places. Our businesses are collapsing since we record low sales here because our colleagues are still selling the same goods we are selling here at the various roadside so why KMA can’t force them to join us here’’.
You can call their leaders on the FF.
Story by: Akwadaaa Nyame