Traders selling on pavements and other unauthorized places in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi, have concerted to move to Race Course market following the appointment of Nana Afia Kyeiwaa II as Head of Commodities by the Asantehenemaa Nana Ama Konadu Yiadom.
The hawkers show their readiness to move from places like Bantema high street, Suame Roundabout to the newly developed Race Course market enclave upon a consultation between their leadership and the Asantemaa’s representative.
Speaking to the traders, the Sub-committee chairman of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Alexander Sarfo Kesse, revealed traders who have secured spaces at the newly developed Race Course market and still refusing to move there will lose them.
According to him, plans are under by the local authorities to take backspaces 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”, Nana Yaw Kesse 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”, the Assemblyman for Krobo quizzed during inspection to access traffic situation in the capital.