Traders lament poor conditions at Nyankumasi Ahenkro market

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Traders and shoppers at the Nyankumasi Ahenkro Market in the Assin South District in the Central Region have bemoaned the bad state of the market making them uncomfortable in running their daily activities.

They mentioned that, the deplorable nature of the market place is leaving them stranded during the raining season because there are no market structures to trade in.

Again, they noted that due to the lack of market sheds, they are forced to sell in the open spaces exposing them to the sun’s unbearable heat.

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The situation, the traders attributed to the assembly’s failure to complete the renovation of the market which started prior to the 2020 general election.

On this basis, the traders of Nyankumasi Ahenkro have warned the revenue collectors of the Assin South District Assembly not to step foot into the market in attempt to tax them because they are not in the position to pay any market toll because they not getting better services from the assembly.

Speaking to Angel FM’s Nyansapoh Timothy in an interview, the traders said their decision to refrain from paying market tolls to the Assembly is as a result of authorities lack of  concern to their needs hence their stance.

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They added that, after paying market tolls to the assembly since time memorial they have not benefited from taxes collected from them, something they felt was unfair on that score.

The traders also threatened not to pay any toll again until their problems are solved.

They are asking political leaders of the area to always fulfill their promises when made and desist from the attitude of ‘political talks’ since they [electorates] elected to those positions.

In conclusion, they appealed to the government and stakeholders of the area to come to their aid to fast track the ongoing market project to end their long sufferings.

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