Mr. Osei Asibey, the mayor of Kumasi has stated in an interview with Ampretwum on Silva Fm that the new Kejetia market is ready for operations and that some of the stores have already been given out to the former occupants of the market.
This revelation came to light after the radio station called the Mayor to respond to some allegations which had been leveled against him and the Kumasi Metroplitan Assembly (K.M.A) by some members of the Central Market Traders Association. The Operations Director of the said group, popularly known as M.K, said, the Assembly was trying to move the opening of the Kejetia market to next year due to a so called “protocol list.
He added that some officials of the Assembly were trying to Push the reopening of the Kejetia Market to January next year because some people “protocols” are yet to be served. He threatened that if the remaining keys of the original occupants are not issued by the end of the week, they will reveal the names of the officials who are behind this scheme.
The Mayor however, denied the allegations and asked the Operations Director to retract the false statement or provide proof to back his claims. He warned them (Association) to desist from activities that brought disrepute to the Assembly and rather channel their energies to getting their members to occupy the the stalls since nobody was preventing them from using the facilities.
Mr Osei stated that the new Kejetia is ready and have even employed the services of a Private Security, Cleaners, the Police and the Fire Service and are waiting for the members who have received their keys to start moving into theier stalls to commence business activities.