KMA Opens ‘Kejetia Roads’ to Traffic
Major roads linking the Kejetia Redevelopment Project were on Monday February 11, 2019 opened to traffic by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
The roads which include, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to Pampaso, Kejetia to Dr. Mensah, Kejetia to Suame Roundabout and Central Market roads, among others were declared ready to traffic after some barricades surrounding the projects were removed.
Mr Godwin Okumah Nyame, PRO of KMA addressing the Media during the exercise
Addressing the media, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of KMA, Mr Godwin Okumah Nyame, disclosed that the roads were purposely opened to traffic but not the traders/hawkers who were transacting their business on the various aforementioned roads and pavements around the project also the official opening of the project.
He added that all the affected traders/hawkers should find their way to occupy the 34 selected satellite markets in the Kumasi Metro to continue their businesses.
‘’The Abinkyi Market, Race course, Atonsu Market, Adumanu Market among other markets constituting the 34 selected satellite markets are all ready to be occupied, so all the affected traders/hawkers are entreated to go and continue their businesses there’’, the PRO charged.
Considering the recalcitrant traders/ hawkers, Mr. Okumah said, the necessary actions are set to be taken against such people through the operations of the Metropolitan Security Council (METSEC).
Speaking on the destruction of sheds at Race Course which have been described by the affected traders as unsatisfactory, the PRO asserted that the attention of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has been drawn to the destruction of 12 sheds at the Race Course Market at the dawn of Monday February 11, 2019 by one private developer known as Avorka who is also developing a portion of the land for traders.
He said, the Assembly has no knowledge of the destruction of the said sheds. Hence, the Assembly strongly disassociates itself from the act and also condemned it.
‘’KMA would like to assure the affected traders that the incidence has been reported to the Suame Police Station for investigations also this development does not affect arrangement made for the relocation of hawkers and traders from the street to Race Course and other satellite markets’’, Mr. Okumah Stressed
Source: Kesse Alfred|24hramediaonline.com