By Thomas Nsowah Adjei and Michael Adombila Akepae
Trading activities have resumed at the Kumasi City Market after it was closed following a fire outbreak at the facility.
Thirty-five stores were burnt with goods worth thousands of Cedis destroyed. The Ashanti Regional Security Council ordered the closure of the entire market to enable investigations into the fire and guarantee that it was secured for business to commerce.
Upon Experts’ advice, Vice President Dr Mahmud Bawumia ordered the opening of the market for traders to continue their business.
GBC News visited the market and noticed that almost all the traders had reopened their shops for business.
The traders were grateful for the timely intervention by the government to open the market for normal business. The Traders Union at a Press Conference on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 conveyed its sympathy to traders directly or indirectly affected by the fire.
”The Union is grateful to all stakeholders for helping to bring the fire under control”, its Representative noted.
Members were happy with the visit of the Vice president and his intervention for the market to open for normal activities.
They were equally grateful for the donation by the NPP General Secretary, Justin Kodua and asked Ghanaians for more support to be sent to the affected persons.
The group also demanded the election of new Executives to steer the affairs of the market.
The Traders were, however, warned to be aware of persons taking advantage of the incident to scam them.
Secretary to the Group, Michael Adu Gyamfi appealed to the government to speed up measures to restore the burnt portion of the market back to regular shape.