Work on the GH¢10 million Suame-Kropo ultra-modern market complex within the Suame Municipality has commenced.
The project is being funded by the World Bank, under the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP).
The two-phase ultra-modern market complex project has been awarded to Great Nabil Limited and Elifert Limited, and is expected to be completed in11 months.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Suame, Maxwell Ofosu Boakye, giving a brief description of the scope of work of the project, said Phase 1 comprised the demolition of the old structures, construction of police post/First Aid block, construction of two-storey 48-units lockable stores, and external works.
The Phase 2 would cover the demolition, construction of two-storey eight-units lockable stores and washrooms, four-units (40 No. Stalls), as well as one-unit (20 No. stalls)-one-unit (5No. stalls) and external works respectively.
The MCE said the consultant for the project was Associated Beavers Consult, client’s representative, Suame Municipal Engineer, and the project would be monitored by Municipal Monitoring team, with the full support of the Works Sub-committee of Suame Municipal Assembly.
Maxwell Ofosu Boakye urged Alhaji Aliu Salis, Chief Executive Officer of Great Nabil Limited, and Elifert Limited to do a time tested quality job to complete the project on schedule.
The MCE assured the contractors of the full support of the Assembly and all stakeholders.
Mr. Alfred Ninsing, a member of Assod Beavers Consult (Consultant for the project), also stressed the need for the contractors to work hard to meet the contract duration of 11 months to avoid incurring extra costs of building materials, as the World Bank would not bear any extra costs should they fail to meet the completion date.
He, therefore, appealed to the various contractors to do quality work and complete the project as scheduled.
Meanwhile, temporary structures have been put up for traders at the market, and almost all of them had vacated the old shops to pave way for construction to begin.