REGISTRATION OF traders at the Kumasi Central Market will begin Monday, February 15, this year, in connection with the re-construction of the ancient market into a modern edifice.
Godwin Okumah Nyame, PRO of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA,) disclosed that the assembly began sensitizing the market women about the registration process some days ago.
He stated that the sensitization process would be sustained alongside the registration of the traders, adding that the registration exercise would be done according to the sections at the market.
Okumah Nyame indicated that KMA wants to compile the data of the traders so that construction of the new market would be done in a manner whereby there won’t be any problems.
He said people whose names bear the stores and sheds at the market according to KMAs records, people who trade in sheds and stores and traders who don’t have stores or sheds, would be registered.
Mr. Nyame vehemently debunked rumours that the KMA has plans of forcibly ejecting the traders at the central market immediately the registration process, which is being done biometrically, is completed.
He disclosed that the refurbishment of the Kumasi Central Market would be done in two phases, and that the traders would be properly relocated to Kejetia Terminal which would have been completed by then.
Government of Ghana had secured financial assistance from the Brazilian government to construct the multi-million dollars Kumasi Kejetia/Central Market into a modern facility to boost business in Kumasi.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi