Boolaho Market Traders Object Against Market Demolition

-Image-2018-08-06-at-16.53.50-696x522

Some traders at Boolaho market in the Kumasi Metropolis have hit the streets to protest a planned demolition of their shops at the market by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). The traders are demonstrating over what they described as ill treatment by KMA to forceful evict them from a place they make their living. Clad in red and black outfits and chanting war songs, the traders went to the Manhyia Palace to appeal to the Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Konadu, to intervene in the matter.

According to them, they were not informed by the KMA about the terms and conditions of the demolition,  a situation they have described as sheer disrespect to them.

1.12137072-300x168

Some of the irate traders told Otec news’ reporter, Jacob Agyenim, that the Boolaho market has been the only source of their livelihood for  many years, adding that  evicting them with no permanent place to go means they are going to die of hunger.

The demonstration ended at the Abbey’s park where the traders presented their petition to the Manhyia Sub Metro authorities.

Some other trades also expressed their dismay about the intended action by the KMA and have therefore called on President Akuffo Addo to immediately come to their aid.

0 comments

Other articlesgo to homepage

16 Suspected Illegal Miners Arrested At Kobro Forest In Ashanti Region

16 Suspected Illegal Miners Arrested At Kobro Forest In Ashanti Region

16 miners has been rounded up deep inside the Kobro forest reserve in Ashanti Region, a place believed to have huge mineral deposits. The taskforce working under the Inter-ministerial committee retrieved 14 long butt pump action assault rifles and one rare military grade M16 assault rifle. Six new excavators were also grounded. The arrest of

KUHIS Assistant Head Summoned Over Sodomising Allegations

KUHIS Assistant Head Summoned Over Sodomising Allegations

The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has summoned an Assistant Headmaster of the Kumasi High School (KUHIS), Mr George Amponsah-Duodu, to appear before its disciplinary committee over allegations of sodomising a student. In a letter dated November 20, 2018 and signed by the Head of the Legal Unit of the Directorate,

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly To Destroy 400 Sited Houses In Waterways

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly To Destroy 400 Sited Houses In Waterways

Four hundred houses sited in waterways in the Metropolis of Kumasi is soon to be demolished by KMA. This intended exercise, which would require GHc1.99 million, following a valuation for its implementation, aims at averting flooding in the metropolis. The mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi, who gave hints of the said exercise, while addressing

Best Bluetooth Headset, HandsFree Wireless Earpiece

Best Bluetooth Headset, HandsFree Wireless Earpiece

As much as we enjoy being home all day listing to music from out Super base home theaters and Sub-woofers, we have to leave the house sometime. Leaving the house for a day does not mean we have to leave our soul food, all the best music at home, but with some high quality and

Rattray Park To Take New Shape- KMA

Rattray Park To Take New Shape- KMA

New development is set to upgrade itself at the Kumasi Rattray park. The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) under its 2019 Action Plan, is going to provide additional recreational facilities and services at the Park to bring in more revenue. Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said a medical unit would be established at

read more
banner

Contacts and information

Please use any of the above contact information to get in touch with us...

Social networks

Most popular categories

All rights reserved.