Huge sinkhole appears on busy Kumasi Central Market stretch, commuters fume


A huge pit created along a section of the ‘Dr Mensah’ stretch at the Kumasi Central Market has sparked public anger.

The sinkhole, which was discovered months ago has received little attention, exposing commuters to various hazards.

The part of the market where the pit is developing is a very busy trading area where drivers, traders, and commuters compete for space daily.

Adu Boahen has been selling eggs at that part of the central market for years. He recounted how a commuter who was not aware of the pit fell into it.

“The small hole was discovered months ago. We tried filling it with tires, but it kept eating away creating this huge gully”, Boahen said adding, “even a woman had fell into this pit, it took some of us to rescue her. This is a very sad situation, to say the least”.

Some others also accused city authorities of failing to fix the mess.

“It is as if we don’t have city authorities here. Who is the Urban Roads Director? Does he know his job? I doubt if he or she is aware of this”, a passerby angrily stated.

“We pay taxes to the wrong people. Until a disaster happens nobody will pay attention to this. It’s like we are leaving in a jungle. This is so sad”, another said.

Officials at the Urban Roads Department were yet to respond to calls for comments. It is not clear whether their attention has been drawn to this development. However, the traders and drivers want this fixed to avoid what they describe as a looming disaster.


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