The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Osei Assibey Antwi has pledged henceforth, there will be no other form of crime such as thievery at the newly Kumasi City Market (KCM) following recent recorded burglary cases at the facility occurred under heavy security surveillance.
“I will urge those traders not to be alarmed at all. ..We are beefing security arrangements and it will never happen again where anyone will loose his or her property as just happened”, the Board Chairman of KCM spoke on Manhyia-based Opemsuo FM morning show hosted by George Opoku Mensah Agudey.
According to reports from the traders on Opemsuo FM, thieves just recently broke into a number of shops at the KCM facility and made away valuable goods and some amount of cash belonging to the traders under a full surveillance of security personnel.
The City Mayor, who spoke to the matter condemned such unscrupulous activities by yet-to-be identified criminals while urging the traders to also mount strict surveillance to check their properties.
“The trader should also seek to lockout their shops before leaving the place so that nobody can steal from them”, the City Mayor admonished on Nkwantanan show.
Meanwhile, the traders are suspecting such heinous crime might have come from suspected persons within the management of the facility urging the security agencies to beef up security arrangements to protecting their lives and properties.
“It is beyond our understanding within a week, thieves can enter into this market and make away of our goods and cash while we have all these security personnel paid to protect our properties”, some affected traders bemoaned calling on Regional Police Command as a matter of urgency, to investigate the matter.
According to the traders, the development is weird as management of the facility appears to have turned blind eye on the matter.
“Because we generate revenue people think we keep physical cash here which is far from it, we know how dangerous it is to keep money in our offices,” they added.