An initiative to rid the newly-built Kejetia Market of filth has started at the market’s butchery.
The Kumasi City Market Limited (KCML), managers of West Africa’s biggest market on Sunday, May 9, organised a cleanup exercise at the enclave which occupies over 460 butchers.
The butchers suspended operations as they joined officials of the facility to wash and clean the pavilion.
“…with a butchery of this magnitude, it calls for a programme that requires that the butchers themselves are involved because you can’t do it without them. Since they moved in here over a year there hasn’t been this cleaning of this nature and considering the fact that the Ramadan is almost at hand I called them and they expressed interest and it has been successful”, KCML manager, Mr Kofi Duffour told dailymailgh.com.
Mr Duffour also outlined plans to clean the entire market every month.
“We intend cleaning the butchery this and every quarter, and we are rolling same for the market every month as well and so I have spoken to the leadership of the market and they are also in favour and with that shops will be locked as part of the exercise”, he said.
Leadership of the butchers were also elated and praised management for the initiative. They pledged their unflinching support for management to make the market a safe haven for business.
The exercise was in partnership with the Ghana National Fire Service, Innovation Facilities, a cleaning giant.
Managers of the facility also donated assorted drinks and other items to the Muslim leadership as part of the Eid-ul-Fitir celebration.
Mr Kofi Duffour who presented the items on behalf of management called on the Muslim community to respect COVID-19 protocols during the period.
The Muslim leadership at the market thanked KCML for the initiative.
Source: Daily Mail GH