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Some disgruntled traders at the Kumasi Central Market in the Ashanti Region have vent their displeasure at their leaders for failure to find a place for them to operate and also sabotaging them.

The traders dressed in red attires, alleged that some of the leaders have secured stores for their relatives leaving their grievances unconcern and have also sabotaged to get them evicted from their acquired places of trading.

They also alleged that, they paid huge sum of money to one Member of the Committee steering the affairs of the market, Mr. Ankama for acquisition of the shops but to no avail.

But reacting to the accusations, the Chairman of the Central Market Traders Association (CEMTA), Mr. Frank Antwi told Silver FM's reporter, Akwadaa Nyame that, the leaders of the Association worked hard to acquire shops for the traders and have no interest in denying the traders their businesses.

''The Committee has not done anything to deny these traders what they deserve....We followed all the laid down procedures in the allocation of stores''

''As a leader of an 11-member Steering Committee I went through the allocation process myself but the traders were not cooperative during the process...they made the process difficult for us during the allocation and so the final data could not capture them''

The traders also argued that some occupants who are not members of the Traders Association at the Central Market have even receive allocations.

Mr Frank said the leftover traders accusing the authorities should rather blame themselves for dissociating themselves and abandoned the procedures of the association to get them shops.

He elaborated that, whiles leaders of the committee were sweating to acquire the members shops, this people were adamant and running their own affairs without the awareness of the association hence the current situation facing them.

He said the leaders did their work with due diligence and devoid of discrimination as mandated to the committee.

Filasco /Mark F. | SilverNEWS 


Last modified on Thursday, 11 February 2021

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