The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has begun the allocation of stores at the new Kejetia Market to traders.
One thousand five hundred traders are being catered for under the first phase of the allocation exercise.
Last Saturday, scores of traders, in a joyous mood, gathered at the Quashie Idun Hall at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi to receive their allocation letters.
According to the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Kumasi, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, traders who received their allocation letters were at liberty to begin trading at the market from today
He said a month’s grace period had been given those who were yet to pay for their allocations.
A team of seven people, comprising three assembly members and four technocrats, with the support of some national service persons and some KMA staff, monitored the allocation exercise.
The market project, which started in July 2015 and cost $298 million, was to have been completed in January 2018 but was delayed due to court actions initiated by some individuals against the KMA.