The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr Osei Assibey Antwi says the phase two construction works on the Kejetia-Central Market project would commence soon.
Actual construction, he noted will commence as soon as the KMA finalizes relocation plans it is thinking through with traders at the main central market arena.
Scheduled discussions, he revealed would take place from next week so that construction works can follow in earnest.
Addressing some media personalities in the Kumasi Metropolis this Wednesday, the Kumasi Mayor said the phase two project will cost about 248 million euros.
According to the Mayor, an amount of 81 million euros for the construction of the project has been approved by parliament.
The amount will help the Assembly and contractors working on the project commence initial works as well as carry out proper construction works at the market arena.
Currently, the Mayor indicated plans are far advanced to resettle some of the traders at the Race course, Abinkyi and other satellite markets in the metropolis.
The relocation exercise, he intimated will help the Assembly to resettle the traders and give the Brazilian contractors enough room to move their equipment to site and carry out actual construction.
Mr Osei Assibey Antwi stressed on the Assembly’s four prong priority areas for the Kumasi Metropolis.
These, he mentioned are sanitation, security, road construction and beautification or cleanliness.
According to him, the time has come to scale up education for the public so as to help them keep the city clean at all times.
He expressed worry that despite the KMA providing litter bins for the use of the public some recalcitrant residents have rather turned the bins into a refuse dump.
He charged the media to spend time to educate the public on the health implications of their actions so as to ensure collectively they help to make Kumasi the cleanest and safest city in the country.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Michael Ofosu Afriyie