In a bid to decongest Cape Coast, especially the commercial areas, the Cape Coast Metro Assembly has inaugurated a task force made up of ten personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service and Metro Guards from the assembly.
The task force which will commence work on 26th March, 2018 has been mandated to ensure that traders who have stalls within the refurbished Kotokuraba market occupy them. The exercise will also be extended to the Abura Market and end on the 26th of April, 2018.
It has become common sight for traders to be seen selling in makeshift structures along the streets within the commercial areas of the city causing traffic.
At the Kotokuraba market, many of the traders are aggrieved over what they have vehemently described as the unfair allocation of spaces at the market hence causing many to resort to the streets to display their wares.
At the inauguration ceremony of the task force on Friday, the honourable Central Regional minister, Kwamena Duncan cautioned the team against being bias in their operations. He entreated personnel of the task force to explain the essence of their operation to the traders.
The regional minister promised to reward the task force duly if they are able to accomplish their mission.
On his part, the Metro Chief Executive, Ernest Arthur, said a market committee peviously constututed will provide every information crucial to the task force's operation to ensure its success.
Source: ATL FM NEWS