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Business News of Friday, 26 December 2014


Accra to get 13 new modern markets

Accra Mayor Alfred Oko Vanderpuije says 13 new modern markets will be built in the national capital in the coming years.

Some of the new markets will be put up at the Rawlings Park, Makola market and Salaga market.

Vanderpuije says the project aims to help reduce hawking in the capital city.

Apart from the Makola and Salaga markets, there are several other markets dotted in the capital city.

They include the Kaneshie market, Osu Night Market, where market stalls are illuminated by hundreds of lanterns and candles at night; the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, popularly called ‘Circle’, Tema Station and a raft of others.

Despite the existence of these markets, hawking is commonplace in the capital city.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has employed several means in the past years to clear the streets of hawkers but to no avail.

The Mayor hopes the 13 new markets will be the panacea to the hawking problem.