-Member Steering Committee of the Kumasi Kejetia/Central Market explaining matters to KMA Boss Mr, Sam Pyne
Over 66 Notable trading associations in the Central Business District of Kumasi have affirmed their readiness to partner the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly KMA to fight the constant filth that always engulf the city.
The about 15,000 Traders from the recognized associations have assured officials of the KMA their unwavering support to bring back the Garden City of Kumasi to its past glories.
The Chairman of the 11-Member Steering Committee of the Kumasi Kejetia/Central Market, mother association to all traders in the city, Mr Kwabena Fosu said this during a clean-up exercise on Saturday February 5,2022.
The clean-up exercise which was supported massively by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) was part of preparations by the traders to suport the 5th anniversary of the Asantehemaa Nana Konadu Yiadom III saw the traders dispatching tons of garbage from the city.
Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng after the event, Mr Kwabena Fosu expressed worry over how thousands of traders have taking over pavements in the Kumasi City.
He noted that over 90 percent of filt generated in the Central Business District of Kumasi are caused by the unlawful trading activities on pavements.
He urged the new Mayor of Kumasi Hon Samuel Pyne to as a matter of urgency relocate all traders on pavements to other satellite markets in the metropolis to reduce garbage generation in the city.
“Heaps of rubbish created by the food vendors, other people who sell all kinds of items ranging from clothes to bags, among others, have been allowed up to heap to unimaginable heights”.
“Relocating them from Roads and pavements in the city will ont only give the assembly enough space to track and clean the firl but will also reduce garbage generation to the bearest minimum “.
“The traders have already send a reminder to the KMA that, they will stage an unimaginable protest against them should they fail to relocate the traders from pavements”
“This worrying trend is creating a negative image for the city, that’s is why we the traders are ready to enforce any laws that will bring back the good old Kumasi we grew up to know”.He said.
Some those are times burnt and the billows of smoke find their way into the already stinking offices.
He added that although the KMA acknowledge the dirty environment but nothing pragmatic is been done about the situation.
He emphasized that the traders will give officials of KMA a hard time should the assembly fail to take concrete actions against those plying their trade on pavements.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng