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Diasporian News of Friday, 29 April 2005

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NCOGA Joins In Fight To Save The Bronx Terminal Market


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Recently it was in the news in NY that the tenants/vendors of the Bronx Terminal Market were to be evicted from that area. The powerhouse organization, National Council of Ghanaian Association (NCOGA) in New York known for wasting no time in offering the much needed support on any issue heard the news and decided to do something about it.

The National Council of Ghanaian Associations, on Tuesday April 26, 2005, joined some New York City elected officials, merchants, labor groups, and advocates, on the steps of City Hall, to highlight the plight of food vendors at the Bronx Terminal Market, who were being evicted from the area without any alternate site being offered.

At a press conference organized by an organization called Mom and Pop Merchants of New York City, the Secretary General of NCOGA Alhaji Mardah, called on the Mayor and the City Council to help the merchants relocate, rather than evicting them completely and leaving them to fend for themselves.

Council members Hiram Montserrat and Charles Barron, also called on the Mayor to act and save over 700 jobs at the terminal market. We are all aware that a lot of those businesses are Ghanaian owned, and most of us shop there.

The National Council is calling on all Ghanaians to join in this fight to help save the Terminal Market. You can contact your city council member, mayor?s office, as well as office of the Bronx Borough President to express your support for the Market and urge them to save the market.

At a press conference organized by an organization called Mom and Pop Merchants of New York City, the Secretary General of NCOGA, called on the Mayor and the City Council to help the merchants relocate, rather than evicting them completely and leaving them to fend for themselves.

Council members Hiram Montserrat and Charles Barron, also called on the Mayor to act and save those 700 jobs, the number of employees at the terminal market. We are all aware that a lot of those businesses are Ghanaian owned, and most of us shop there.

The National Council is calling on all Ghanaians to support this initiative and help save the Terminal Market. You can contact your city council member, mayor?s office, as well as office of the Bronx Borough President to express your support for the Market and urge them to save the market.

For more information on this, please visit momandpopnyc.com.

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