Traders’ unions at the Kejetia Market are up in arms against city authorities after another pipe burst caused flooding in sections of the facility on Wednesday (July 20).
The leaders say enough has not been done to fix the challenge as they recount, it was the seventh time in six months since this incident has happened.
Affected traders, some of whom were seen scooping water from shops told dailymailgh.com that several of their wares running into millions of cedis have been destroyed. They describe the situation as frustrating.
Kwame Afreh, 42, is one of the affected traders. As a fashion designer, he says the incident has thrown business off gear.
“This is one-too-many. I have been forced to turn customers away because all their materials have been stained. We can’t do business in this mess. More than 40 businesses have been affected. Authorities must sit up to fix this challenge”.
Leaders of the seven traders’ unions are threatening a legal action against the Kumasi City Market Limited, managers of the facility.
“So around the early hours of today(Wednesday) and this is about the seventh time. Goods and wares have been destroyed and traders have not been compensated. Anytime this happens a committee is set up to investigate this issue but nothing has come out “, said Nana Prempeh, leader of the Kejetia Petty Traders Association.
As leaders we have decided to test the law because we know an insurance covers the facility and not traders’ wares…So we have instructed our legal team to write to management of the facility as we pursue this at the law court,” Prempeh added.
At the time of filing this report, managers had deployed a team of experts to fix the challenge.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH