KMA to get tough with traders …who trade at unauthorised places
The Kumasi Mayor, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, has indicated that the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) would soon wage war on traders who carry out their trading activities on pavements and streets in the metropolis, leading to congestion, with the commissioning of the Afia Kobi Market.
He queried why traders would still want to do business on pavements when adequate space had been provided at the Afua Kobi Market.
According to him, the market meets modern standards with a police post, banks, crèche and decent places of convenience, and needs to be patronised by traders.
The KMA has cautioned that traders who have acquired sheds and stalls at the market, but have failed to occupy them, risk losing them after three months, as stipulated in the KMA’s bye-laws.
Meanwhile, following a directive by the KMA for traders to relocate to the market in order to avoid sanctions, the managers of the facility have recorded a high demand for sheds and stalls.
Some of the traders who have already paid up for their sheds and stalls were yet to be allocated were now putting pressures on the managers of T and K Enterprise Limited to provide them with sheds.
The Nana Afua Kofi Market comprises about 6,000 sheds and 2,500 stalls which were constructed by T/K Construction Limited.
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