Show Us Where To Get Cocaine- Suame Traders Respond To Regional Minister

Show Us Where To Get Cocaine- Suame Traders Respond To Regional Minister
June 08 09:28 2018

Simon-Osei-Mensah-1-300x200The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Bonsu not long now had advised Kumasi traders to go get illegal drugs from outside to sell if there is too much poverty in the country. The Minister had showed his deep frustration at the manner in which traders ply their trade in the markets at various unauthorised spots in Kumasi. Following this statement, a group of Suame traders have retorted back to the minister asking him to show them where to get these illicit drugs for sale.

The minister’s several attempts to get the traders to move away from the roundabout had been resisted by the traders. These traders who are bent on defying all orders to vacate this perilous area contend the comments of the regional minister are unfortunate. “As a minister, you are the father of the region. If we have wronged you, you should find a good way to speak to us. How can you tell your children to go sell cocaine? Can he say that to his children who go wayward? We know it is not safe here but we lost all our capital when we went to the place they designated for us in the market. If he wants us to sell cocaine, he should lead us to the place to stock for sale”, one trader fumed.

Another trader incensed by the minister’s comments furiously said,“The minister did not speak well at all. If we are here because of hardships and you tell us to rather sell cocaine, it is not right. He should tell us where cocaine is sold or retract his comments. God who knows us will keep us safe from any accident. The trucks that bring in our plantain and cassava cannot get into the market. The road is not even accessible. We told them to grade the way for us and no one heeded.”

Some other comments from the enraged traders were;

“We sell cassava and plantain. We don’t know how to sell cocaine. Where they sent us smells all over because it is close to a garbage dumping area. It even generates a lot of diseases. We are women. We will not sell cocaine.”

‘The minister did not speak well at all. If we are here because of hardships and you tell us to rather sell cocaine, it is not right. He should tell us where cocaine is sold or retract his comments. God who knows us will keep us safe from any accident.

After countless decongestion exercises, traders have returned to the Suame Roundabout which is the biggest and most busy round about in the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi.

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