The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has will soon embark on a relocation exercise of the racecourse market lands to traders in the Kumasi metropolis.
It will be recalled that on Monday November 6, 2017, the KMA commenced a decongestion exercise with the aim of moving traders and drivers from unauthorized places to racecourse.
Some traders on the streets of the Kumasi have vehemently resisted attempts to relocate them to the Satellite market around the metropolis by city authorities.
Convener of KMA Trade and Industry sub-committee, Hon. Alexander Kesse, tells Abusua News reporter Osei Kwadwo in an interview that after a joint meeting the committee and leaders of all the traders association in Kumasi have agreed to start a new relocation exercise for serious traders to commence business.
Mr. Alexander Kesse further noted that the assembly will not pamper recalcitrant traders who are making the KMA’s exercise unsuccessful.
“We don’t want to use any force on them because KMA and traders are one but if they have decided make the exercise successful then we are going to use force. The assembly is spending huge amount of money as far as the exercise is concern. KMA will make sure this exercise become successful within a short period of time” he said.
Mr. Alexander Kesse disclosed that the assembly will consider prosecution of traders who will flout the assembly directives of relocating them to the racecourse market and however urged traders in the city to adhere to the assembly’s directives to make the city clean
According to him, “this is not the first time we are doing this but this time we are serious to make the exercise successful”.