Kumasi: Traders stranded as KMA closed down Central Business District


Thousands of traders in the Kumasi Central Business District (CBD) have been left stranded following the closure of some markets in the metropolis.

In a statement issued by KMA Mayor, Osei Assibey, the assembly said it has closed down the CBD due largely to traders inability to follow social distance directives

Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo who is monitoring lock down said the situation in the metropolis reported that the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and Metro Security Council (METSEC) have beefed up security situation in the metropolis.

Traders were prevented from opening their shops and also entering the Central Market.

Some roads have been blocked to prevent commercial and private vehicles from entering the CBD.

KMA Mayor Hon Osei Assibey Antwi in an interview with the media explained that attitude of the traders forced the assembly to close down Central Business District.

“We educated the traders on how to follow lock down and social distance directives but they refused to obey simple instructions. After several consultations and meetings with the leadership of the traders, we decided to close down all the markets,” KMA Mayor said.

“Ghana is at war, Kumasi and Asanteman is at war but we are not to fight each other but to fight COVID-19. We should all follow protocols and make sure Ghana wins the fight against COVID-19. Government alone cannot fight COVID-19 but Ghanaians should all join hands to support government” he added.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Osei Kwadwo Ambassador


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