Traders, who have been allocated stalls at the new Kotokuraba market have begun occupying the facility.
This follows a directive from the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) requiring them to occupy the spaces or risk losing them to other interested traders.
Monday, 17th July marks the deadline the traders have been given to occupy spaces allocated.
According to ATL FM News’ reporter, Vera Siripi, traders are moving in to set up their wares to start operating from the new market. Aside not being too excited about the manner in which the distribution of the spaces has been conducted, some traders also complained about the nature of the spaces they have been given.
One trader indicated that in the old market, she had a provision shop but presently, she was given a stall where she would have to display a handful of her goods on a table.
Our reporter also said the spaces at the market which have not yet been occupied have their owners putting inscriptions on them to inform the assembly of their presence.
Stalls named by owners
Stalls inside new Kotokuraba Market
Meanwhile, a group calling itself “Concerned Assembly Members” have threatened to demonstrate against the regional minister and MCE for Cape Coast for what they describe as the unfair distribution of spaces at the market.
On Monday morning, the group held its second press interaction to register their displeasure. They indicate, a court order which gives the blue print for the distribution of the spaces have been disregarded.
They accuse the regional minister and MCE of distributing the spaces among NPP supporters.
The planned demonstration by the Concerned Assembly Members of the CCMA is scheduled for Tuesday July 18.
Source: ATL FM NEWS