The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC) has given an 11-day ultimatum to all traders and hawkers selling at unauthorised areas around the Kumasi Kejetia Central Market Redevelopment project and the Central Business District (CBD) of Kumasi, to vacate the area.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, said the traders have a stipulated time to relocate to the various satellite markets in the metropolis, else they will be evicted forcefully.
Mr Osei-Mensah said the evacuation exercise is part of the ARCC’s roadmap towards the official opening of roads on the Kumasi Kejetia and Central Market Redevelopment Project, to traffic.
According to him, no trader or hawker will be allowed to sell on pavements and streets or any space around the project. He, therefore, urged the traders to move to the about 34 satellite markets provided for them.
He indicated that the opening of roads related to the project is not an official opening of the market for trading.