Traders in Kumasi have staged a street protest against the Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) over central market development project.
All shops have been closed and drivers of public transport vehicles have parked their cars.
[contextly_sidebar id=”qbI0CrTPCjMVjdwRlMCVvOB33vKidVxu”]There has been confusion in Kumasi between the traders and the KMA over plans to reconstruct the Kumasi Central Market.
The traders have mounted fierce resistance against plans to relocate them to Adehyeman market to allow the first phase of the market construction to begin.
In February this year, they announced plans to stage a massive demonstration against city authorities over the matter.
In March 2015, some of the traders stormed the office of the KMA to express their displeasure over the planned relocation.
Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hawa Iddrisu reported that the traders are angry with the Mayor, Kojo Bonsu over his failure to give them a definite relocation plan for the evacuation exercise.
The traders are also accusing the city authorities of deliberately registering people who do not own shops at the terminal.
The demonstration has caused major traffic within the Kumasi Metropolis.
They traders and drivers are to present their petition to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anaafi at the Regional Coordinating Council.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana