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Business News of Friday, 24 November 2017


Traders to lose stalls at Kumasi Race Course Market - Minister

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah

Traders who have secured spaces at the newly developed Race Course market and still refusing to move there will lose them, Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has revealed.

According to him, plans are under by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to take back spaces and stalls from prospective owners who have not moved to their stalls and are still selling on streets and on pavements.

“In no time, KMA will take your stalls from you if you do not move into them”, the Regional Minister told illegal traders selling in the metropolis.

“Why should you sell on streets and unauthorized places to risk your lives while there are better and secure place for you”, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah quizzed during inspection to access traffic situation in the capital.

Among the minster’s entourage to the inspection included the Metropolitan Chief Executive Osei Assibey Antwi and some Assembly members in the metropolis.

Some traders within capital have defied orders of the city authorities and are still selling on pavements and unapproved places.

As at Thursday, the traders were busily selling on the main principal streets of Bantama high streets and others areas like Suame roundabout and the Central Business Centre of Adum deem unfit and illegal according to the city authorities.

The traders disclosed that they have no intention of vacating the ceremonial streets because city authorities have failed to provide alternative places for them to do business.