Connect with us

News

Relocation to New Kejetia: Traders threaten demo over KMA delays

Published

on

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) may soon be contending with a heavy protest from traders expecting to move to the new Kejetia market.

The traders are angry at what they say are unnecessary delays from the KMA as far as their movement to the newly built structure is concerned.

Some of the traders, who spoke to Otec News on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, wondered why the KMA kept delaying their movements after the completion and handed over the project to the local authorities.

Elvis Owusu, a member of the validation and verification committee explained that they are being evicted from their current locations and need to resettle in their newly-built shops at Kejetia as soon as possible.

 “We are being sacked from Acheamfuo shops. It’s painful, it’s been three months since the project was completed. If they continue delaying, the upcoming demonstration will be more than they can bear” he told otecnews reporters Priscilla Adu Agyamfi and Habiba Sheibu.

The traders are also asking to pay a 20% interest on a loan facility they contracted from Fidelity Bank instead of the stated 23% and a 6-month moratorium before they start repaying the loan.

Phase 1 of the Kejetia Market Redevelopment Project has 8,420 shops. The second one is expected to house 6,500 leasable commercial spaces, 5,400 closed stores; 800 kiosks, 50 restaurants and 210 fishmonger and butcher stores, 40 livestock stores, among others.

For months, the completed project remains shut as traders continue to mark time in uncertainty.

Meanwhile Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has ordered city authorities in Kumasi to immediately open the newly-built Kejetia Market to business.

He says delayed allocation and occupation of shops which have left traders in uncertainty, make the commencement of work on phase two incomplete.

The KMA however says they are deliberating on the traders’ concerns with stakeholders and will from next week begin allocation of the shops to the Kejetia Traders Association for trading to begin at the place.

Traders at the Central market are expected to be moved to the new Kejetia facility later.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

Emmanuel Owusu is the Vice President at Vibeweek.com. He is mainly in charge of Social Media. Emmanuel is a passionate writer and a Social Media Freak. He holds a Diploma in Marketing at Kumasi Technical University.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

More News

Celebrities17 mins ago

Check How Much Burna Boy Charges For Shows + Private Jet Inclusion & More

Looking at his fee as at October, 2019, Burna Boy is believed to be one of the highest paid Musicians...

News22 mins ago

Cape Coast Pitch Invader, Awal Suleman Fined GH2,400 By Court

Awal Suleman, the Cape Coast Pitch invader has been fined GH2,400 by a court in Cape Coast. It could be...

Buzz2 hours ago

Emirates reacts to claim Di Asa winner was kicked off Dubai flight

Emirates has revealed why 2019 Di Asa winner could not board one of its Dubai-bound flights from Accra. The management...

Buzz2 hours ago

#SexForGrades: Sextape of UG Lecturers to go Viral?

It will be a big surprise to Ghanaians if they wake up to hear that UG Lecturers who were involved...

News4 hours ago

Breaking: Shatta Wale Earns First Grammy Awards Nomination |Full Details

Ghanaian Dancehall Artiste, Shatta Wale has been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards for his contribution to a foreign work...

Football14 hours ago

BREAKING: Kick Off Date For 2019/20 Ghana Premier League Season Announced

The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season will commence in December after thorough deliberation with stakeholders, vibeweek.com can confirm. The new...

News16 hours ago

BREAKING:”African Giant” Burna Boy earns Grammy Nomination

Burna Boy is undoubtedly the biggest Artiste in Africa right now. His Nomination in the Best World Music Album category...

Buzz20 hours ago

Full List Of Grammy Nomination For 2020 Drops, See List

The 2020 Grammy Awards nomination list has been released and its a big win for Nigeria because Burna Boy’s boy...

Events1 day ago

Sarkodie, Efya, are lead speakers for ACCES 2019

The skies of Ghana will sparkle when a galaxy of stars from GH, other African countries and the Diaspora come...

Education1 day ago

WAEC withholds results of 753 Private WASSCE candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior...

Advertisement

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates .

You have Successfully Subscribed!