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General News of Thursday, 20 April 2017


Our Chairman conniving with AMA to eject us - Former chair

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has given traders around the Circle Interchange, two weeks ultimatum to relocate to the Pedestrian Shopping Mall. The traders have expressed their anger at the directive from the AMA and vowed not relocated to the market.

Meanwhile, former chairman for the traders, Charles A. Akomea is accusing the new chairman, Adu Boahen for conniving with the AMA to frustrate the traders.

According to him, before the interchange was constructed, they were promised a compensation package because some of the traders were affected but they are still pursuing it in court and the new chair appears unconcerned.

He further alleged that, the current chair has sold some portion of land at the market instead of allocating it to the traders.

He said the traders that were affected by the construction, were supposed to get access to the portion of land allegedly sold by the chair. When called and asked to comment on the allegation, Adu Boahen refuted the claims and questioned whether the former chair sold lands like he has alleged.

He said, the traders are now trading on the pavements because trading activities at the market have halted.

He said, the traders selling outside have spaces in the market but they don’t want to use it.

Mr. Boahen went on to threaten that, the other traders in the market will join their colleagues on the pavement should the AMA fail to eject them.

The interview nearly turned sour as they used unprintable words on each other but were asked to retract.