KMA begins validation for traders’ resettlement

Stephen Asante, GNA

Kumasi, July 17, GNA –
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has begun a validation process to
resettle traders at the Tafo and New Agogo markets, affected by the
implementation of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP).

Hundreds of traders
were last two years, removed from these markets to make way for the project,
which form part of measures to decongest the Central Business District (CBD).

Mr. Godwin Okumah
Nyame, Public Relations Officer of the KMA, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA)
that the on-going validation was to help ensure that the stores were allocated
to the rightful owners after completion.

The exercise is being
supervised by the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi,
and leaders of the affected sub-metropolitan councils.

He said it involved
capturing vital data – personal and business information on the traders to aid
their smooth resettlement.

Mr. Nyame indicated
that the exercise was going to last for about a month and he said he was delighted
by the enthusiastic response.

He gave the assurance
that all affected traders would get their stores back.

He mentioned double
registration and the transfer of ownership as the main challenges they had been

The KMA in year 2015,
demolished three satellite markets – Tafo, New Agogo and Asawase for
redevelopment under the GUMPP, being implemented in Kumasi, Tamale,
Sekondi-Takoradi and Ho.

The €40.5 million
GUMPP Project is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD).


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