Traders vs. KMA: Ashanti regional minister steps in

The Ashanti regional Minister has stepped in to help address the concerns of traders at the Kumasi Central market who are expected to be moved into the new Kejetia market soon.

The traders were set to hold another press conference Wednesday morning at the market when a Police/military team stormed the venue and forced them to abandon their activities and run for dear life.

The regional minister later asked to meet with the traders; a meeting which took place in his office Wednesday afternoon.

Simon Osei Mensah was able to calm down the nerves of the traders and gave them assurances of his intervention to ensure all things go well with their tenancy agreements and related issues. He is expected to hold a meeting with the Mayor, the Bank authorities and other stakeholders in order to resolve the current impasse.

He also denied knowledge of the police/military team that disrupted the meeting of the traders and promised to look into it and lay the matter to rest.

The Regional Minister’s intervention is welcomed news to the traders although it will mean a delay in their relocation process to the new market.

Meanwhile GUTA has also waded into the issue after meeting with the traders Wednesday afternoon. will continue to update our readers on developments.

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