The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised the Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) to develop satellite markets within the metropolis.
He said such markets will help decongest the Central Business District (CBD), while decentralizing trading activities for economic growth.
[contextly_sidebar id=”dRSR2j6Yt8Sf1ybh5w0V27I25l9dZdXl”]The Asantehene indicated that, with the population of Kumasi soaring by the day, it would be appropriate for work on the redevelopment of the satellite markets to be executed on time to boost economic activities.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu mentioned the Asafo, Atonsu, Krofrom and Asawasi markets which he said, needed to be upgraded to attract traders to those markets.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf at the commemoration of the Eid -Ul Fitr by the Ashanti Regional Muslim Community at the Central Mosque, Kumasi, on Saturday.
The feast comes after the Ramadan (30-days fasting period), and the ceremony brought together thousands of Muslims, who prayed for the nation’s development.
The Asantehene reminded Muslims of their obligation to live in harmony with other religious organizations to bolster peace and unity within the Ghanaian society.
He advised the leadership to mentor the youth positively to enable them to refrain from practices that do not bring sanity to the society.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu asked them to constantly reflect on the Ramadan and be guided by its principles and significance in their lives for their spiritual and physical well being.
Sheikh Abdul Mumin Haruna, the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, entreated the congregation to be faithful Muslims, challenging them to demonstrate honesty and discipline at all times.