The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) has begun clearing debris at the Odawna market, which was razed down by fire on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
This is to allow the leveling of the market to create a temporary space for traders to sell until the end of the year.
According to the Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly, Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah, this exercise was to give the traders a temporary place to sell during the Yuletide period, as sales were usually good.
Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah also noted that the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) and Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) per the assurance of President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo during his visit to the market, have conducted their assessment and have taken the necessary data of the affected traders.
“The traders sell a lot of items and each trader has a different level of capital, so per the assessment of the NBSSI and MASLOC the trader will receive some loans to sustain their business, hopefully by the end of the week they will receive the money,” he said.
This is wakeup call the kind of structures allowed to be put up and the operations of markets because per the assessment, cylinders were discovered at the market, which should not be the case. We will designate a place for people who want to cook among others, as part of the new things we will incorporate when constructing market structures,” he said.
Municipal chief executive urged colleagues Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to enforce the by-laws particularly, to punish recalcitrant traders who flout city bye - Laws