Traders at the Akyem Oda main Market in the Birim Central Municipal Assembly of the Eastern region has hinted of an upcoming demonstration on the 8th August 2022 against the government concerning a relocation directive issued by the Assembly.
During the 3rd quarter of 2021 in September 13th, the Akyem Oda main Market was struck by an inferno which saw many market women displaced from their trading locations in the market.
The disaster saw some of the Akyem Oda Market women receive loan funding from the government as compensation to cater for their losses with a promise that the market will be rebuilt.
Speaking to Obuoba Ofori Amanfo on the Maakye morning show on Ahenkan FM today 5th August 2022, Some heads of traders have expressed their disappointment with the Municipal Assembly on a directive issued to them to relocate to the New Oda Station sited at the Akyem Oda Nkwantanum stretch.
According to the traders, they are not happy with the place they are to be relocated to and rather prefer a location in the Attafuah area in the Akyem Oda Old town environs.
They explained that, the place chosen for them by the Municipal Assembly is a waterlogged area which will make their movements with trading stuffs challenging for them.
They said that, they have communicated severally with the Municipal assembly to act on their demand yet they have refused to consider and act on their request.
The market women warned that, if the government fails to grant their demands, they will cease all trade on Monday 8th August 2022 and embark on a massive demonstration on the day.
They added that, they rather prefer a location in the Attafuah area in the Akyem Oda Old town environs since the government has failed to renovate the old main market for them.
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