The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA), Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah together with his team engaged leadership of Odawnaa cluster of markets in a stakeholder meeting on the Odawnaa market on current development taken so far on the reconstruction of the market.

According to Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah the engagement with leadership of the various market cluster within Odawnaa area becomes necessary since unfortunate incident that happened two years ago on November 18, 2020, that is the fire outbreak which burnt most of the stalls down.

A new market at Odawnaa with the capacity of 6,000 shops for both existing and prospective traders will be constructed in the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly. The market which initially had about 3,165 traders occupying it will have a modern facelift which would also improve sanitation and other health conditions in the assembly.

He mentioned that the project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and has already been registered with the Ministry of Finance. He said a team including engineers was sent to Turkey to study latest designs for the construction state of the art modern of the market that befit a commercial area like Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

Mr. Isaac Lamptey, the Head of Works at the Assembly, made a pictorial presentation to the stakeholders. He showed the proposed designs of the modern market to be built and went through the steps to be taken before the commencement and during the construction of the project.

Again, MCE said, the new market building will consist of stall for traders, toilet facilities and a waste management place. It will also include a Police Station, a Fire Station, a Bulk Breaking Area, Parking Lots, both commercial and private, a Crèche, a Clinic and Banks.

The traders were urged to help make the project run smoothly by evacuating areas marked for the construction of the new market and relocated to a temporal place when the project commences in 2023.