Delay in rebuilding of Apowa market
Compiled by Alfred Adams
“If you have no materials readily available to complete the re-building of the market, why do you rush to pull it down,” this is the basic question market women whose sheds have been demolished have been asking themselves.
The market in question is located at Apowa, and was demolished by the Ahanta West Assembly with the aim of rebuilding it. Interestingly, it seems the rationale behind it has been thrown to the dogs, as the market women continue to be at the receiving end of the supposed rebuilding of the market by the Assembly.
The officials of the Assembly, led by the DCE, Joseph Dofoyena, who hurriedly demolished the market some four months ago without considering an alternative for the market women, seems to have forgotten that the women continue are at the mercy the rain and scorching sun.
Some people believe that the Assembly has deliberately delayed the completion of the market to coincide with the political season when it would be completed to score political points.
This frustration has led the market women to question the rationale behind the demolition of the old market structures if materials for rebuilding were not readily available.
It is the only market serving the people of Apowa, and the demolition without rebuilding has created more harm than good.
This is because, hitherto the women were keeping their goods in the market, but now they have to cart their goods to their various homes, which goes with daily costs.
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