Angry traders and commercial drivers at the Asokore-Mampong/Moshie Zongo lorry Terminal [Dr Mensah] of the Kumasi Central Market have threatened to demonstrate against the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and Contracta company limited over unannounced eviction from the place.
The traders and drivers, who went to the market on Monday, July 19, 2021, morning to ply their daily business and to their surprise, saw the area being fenced with roofing sheets.
According to some traders, they are aware of the construction of the second phase of the Kejetia Redevelopment Project, but the place where they ply their trade is not part of the the project.
They complained that the city authorities could have announced and prepare an evacuation plan for them before any action.
According to them, they are left stranded hence, the decision to meet to set date for the demonstration.
“We are not against the project but the authorities should have informed and prepare a place for us earlier. Now we don’t have any place to go, all the satellites markets in the metropolis are all occupied, leaving us stranded,” a stranded trader said.
Asking about their next actions, they said: “we will demonstrate against the city authorities for the unfair treatment and go to the Manhyia Palace to plead with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to intervene”.