Kumasi: Traders Demonstrate Against City Authorities
Traders numbering over 1,000 on Wednesday, September 15 defied all Covid-19 protocols and demonstrated at the Racecourse Market in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
It was to register their displeasure over what they describe as poor relocation plan.
The angry traders, clad in red arm and head bands and chanting war songs, are calling for the head of the metropolitan authority for demolishing Kejetia market without proper relocation plan for them.
Some of the traders who spoke to the media explained that “we have now understood that city authorities do not think about we the traders, we are not against the development of Phase II of the Kejetia market but the right things must be done”.
Another woman who spoke in an angry tone bemoaned that “Osei Assibey Antwi, the mayor, has failed Asanteman.
We the displaced traders were supposed to have been given a better interim space to trade while we await the second phase of the market but now we have been ignored so we want to use your medium to let President Akufo Addo understand that his appointees in the region have failed him”.
President Akufo-Addo together with the Overlord of Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, in 2019 cut sod for the construction of the second phase of the Kejetia Market.