The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly [CCMA] says it has given the go ahead for petty traders who have been allocated stalls at the new Kotokuraba market to make modifications to make them more habitable for business.
This calls the design of the facility into question. A few traders who have moved there have lauded the level of security but criticised aspects of the design and the fact that there is no electricity power.
Many of those who have been allocated stalls are yet to move in. One of the traders who spoke with ATL FM said many of those allocated stalls prefer hawking on the shoulders of the road because business is dull and yet to pick up in the market.
Other traders were seen creating lockers for the storage of their wares within the new facility.
Inside New Kotokuraba Market
In an interview with ATL FM News however, the Public Relations Officer for the CCMA, Gafaru Seidu said the assembly will allow traders to modify their stalls to provide security for their goods.
The CCMA is finding it difficult to clear some of the unauthorised structures because of an impending court settlement.
Mr. Seidu says until the case is settled and places made available for the traders, it would be difficult to effectively rid the streets of hawkers.
Stalls Inside New Kotokuraba Market
Source: Christian Baidoo / ATL FM News