Some of the traders express their excitement after hearing they are to use the car park temporarily
GOVERNMENT HAS provided a temporary resettlement for members of the Kantamanto Traders Association.
Following the recent fire outbreak at the Kantamanto market in Accra, the government has, in consultation with the Ministry of Railways Development, agreed to allow the traders use the car park of the Accra Railway Station.
A statement issued on Friday and signed by the Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, made this known.
It said a government delegation, chaired by the Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and including Mr. Ghartey, the Minister of Interior – Ambrose Dery and representatives of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organization, met the executives of the Kantamanto Traders Association at the Jubilee House, in view of the devastating effect of recent fire outbreak at the Kantamanto market.
The statement indicated that at the meeting, it was agreed that the car park of the Accra Railway Station be used for the trading activities of the members of the Kantamanto Traders Association during this Christmas season and the New Year.
“Being a peak trading period, this intervention is to help alleviate the plight of members of the association,” the statement said.