Court stops Kumasi Central Market Redevelopment Project

A High Court has ordered city authorities in the Ashanti Regional capital to halt an ongoing demolition exercise to pave way for the construction of the second phase of the Kumasi Central Market Redevelopment Project.

The court further ordered the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the construction firm, Contracta Engineering from commencing the project.

The 1,300 traders say their action was in response to failed attempts by city authorities to have them relocated to satellite markets in the Metropolis.

Secretary of the traders, Richard Boamah told Asaase News, accused the KMA of acting in bad faith.  He believes the court will bring a lasting solution to the matter.

Some 1,500 lockable shops would be affected in the demolition exercise.

Listen to Richard Boamah

Jonathan Ofori

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