Some Traders in Kumasi are disputing assertions by city authorities that Kumasi’s city centre cannot be decongested until space is created upon completion of the new Kejetia edifice.
They have accused the management of the city of a lack of political will to evict hawkers who have taken over pavements at the central business district.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, recently told the Ashanti Traditional Council, the CBD can only be decongested after the completion of the new central market – saying there is no other place to relocate the traders.
But LUV news checks reveal many of the satellite markets created for that purpose in Kumasi remain empty as traders defy orders to move.
LUV FM’s Nana Boakye Yiadom has more in the following report.
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