Kejetia: RCC Ejects Traders From Kumasi Central Market
There were chaotic scenes, wailing and curses on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) begun evicting traders from Kumasi Central Market to pave way for the completion of the ongoing phase two of the Kejetia/Central Market Redevelopment project.
Some traders who were evicted said they have regretted campaigning and voting massively for President Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2020 general elections.
The traders who invaded some principal streets of Kumasi amidst wailing, insults and curses on the Regional Minister, Kumasi City Authorities as well as President Akufo-Addo lambasted them for forcibly ejecting them from the market without providing them with proper place to enable the ply their trade.
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Speaking to the media, some of the aggrieved traders explained that they have been left stranded after the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah asked them to park out from the facility to the Racecourse Market
The traders however disclosed that there were no such place for over 2000 of them to work at the Racecourse Market as claimed by authorities in the Region.
There was a struggle for space on Monday morning at the Race Course area following the relocation as many traders complained of lack of space.