President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday, 29 November unveiled the newly built Kotokuraba market at Oguaa in the Central Region and has assured residents of the region that the initial traders at the market will have shops allotted to them.
According to the president, the authorities in Cape Coast have records of the traders who had to be relocated from the market for construction purposes and the list will be adhered to in the distribution of new stalls.
“…A list of the women and other traders who were trading in the market before the reconstruction are going to be served first, afterwards, if there are more stores, others will be attended to,” he promised.
For his part, the chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, thanked Mr Mahama for completing the project.
“It is a good thing that has happened in Oguaa. About four years ago this place was disorganised. The late President John Atta Mills saw the importance to develop the market. We thank you (President Mahama) and your team for the good work you have done,” he indicated.
The chief also advised traders to maintain the facility to keep it in good shape for a longer period of time.
The market comes with several facilities including a park for over 200 cars, surface and overhead water tanks, a solar system for emergency lighting, and a generator set. In addition, the market has a fire hydrant, public address system, and CCTV cameras for security purposes.