• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Kumasi shops to be closed down on February 5 ahead of Asantehemaa’s 5th anniversary celebration

The Kumasi Kejetia/Central Market, in collaboration with the Concerned Central Market Traders Association, has agreed to close all stores in Greater Kumasi City for a special cleanup exercise ahead of the Asantehemaa Nana Konadu Yiadom III’s 5th anniversary celebration.

All 49 queen mothers representing Asantehemaa at the various satellite markets in the Kumasi Metropolis have lent their support to the exercise, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

The chairman of the 11-member Steering Committee, Mr. Kwabena Fosu, called to traders in the city to close all stores from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the aforementioned day for the exercise, according to a statement signed by the chairman of the 11-member Steering Committee, Mr. Kwabena Fosu.

A big clean-up activity is planned for all Ceremonial roadways in the city ahead of the anniversary, according to the announcement, which was released on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

In support of the initiative, the traders have also asked all schools, institutions, and workers to clean their particular neighborhoods.

Mr. Kwabena Fosu reiterated that their membership of over 15,000 traders at the Racecourse, Kejetia, Abinkyi, Bantama, and other Kumasi satellite markets have given notice that if hawkers on pavements are not persuaded to join them or occupy empty satellite markets, they will demonstrate against the Metropolitan Assembly.

“We traders want Samuel Pyne, the city mayor, to act quickly or we will take to the streets in large numbers to express our unhappiness with the authorities.” he stated

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