Court halts Kotokuraba Market demolition on October 1


A Cape Coast High Court has placed an interlocutory injunction on the demolition of the Kotokuraba Market scheduled for Wednesday October 1, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has gathered.

The demolition was to pave way for the construction of the much awaited ultra-modern market, one of the two most important projects, dear to the hearts of Cape Coasters, initiated by the late President John Evans Atta Mills in Cape Coast.

The application for the injunction, according to a reliable source, was filed by an eight member group of market women, led by one Madam Sabina Tweneboa.

In their statement of claim, the group alleged that the cubicles in the temporary market at Kotoka and the Ghana Broadcasting Area, which have been completed and the handing-over of keys to the traders was still in progress, were too small, not human friendly, warm and inconvenient for business.

Madam Priscilla Arhin, the Metropolitan Chief Executive confirmed the court’s action by the Market women at Cape Coast in reaction to the story and said she will not comment on it because the case was at the court.

The case had been scheduled for Thursday October 23, 2014.

The President, John Dramani Mahama was due to cut the sod for the construction of the new market, which was expected to be completed within 18 months, on October 6.

Meanwhile a number of aggrieved traders, who claimed their names were initially on the computer at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) but could not be found when the handing-over commenced had appealed to the officials of the Assembly to consider them in the allocation.  

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