KMA destroy sheds at Race Course Market

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has destroyed about 120 sheds belonging to petty traders at the Kumasi Race Course Market on Friday.

The destruction affected traders who retail second hand clothes, shoes, bags, rice, and other products.

The KMA is yet to officially comment on the exercise which took the traders surprise.

The affected traders have described the destruction as an ‘unfair and targeted exercise’.

 They pointed accusing fingers at a market queen who is alleged to have the backing of the KMA in carrying out the exercise.

Some traders, who had constructed sheds with metal locks as protection, had their structures broken into and their wares stolen.

 They explained that they struggle to make the market attractive, only for one person to unjustifiably destroy their trading spaces.

 They want the KMA to sanction the alleged perpetrator, known only as Kyeiwaa, if she does not have the KMA’s backing.

The Chairman of the Petty Traders Association, Nana Prempeh in an interview with PrimeNewsGhana, expressed shock by the action.

 He said there was no prior notice from the KMA and wonders why the exercise was targeted at a section of the market.

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