The Monarch of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has called for a fair distribution of the shops when the second phase of the Kejetia Redevelopment Project is completed.
He noted that he will put his feet on the ground if the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) tries to sideline some of the registered traders- who were displaced to pave way for the project- just as the Assembly did in 2019 with the Phase one.
He was speaking at the last meeting of the members of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs when the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah appeared before the committee to render an account on the state of the region.
The Asantehene charged the Minister to superintend over the allotment of the shops to traders this time around.
“KMA acted mischievously when it was allocating shops in Kumasi Central Market to registered persons”, he said, adding that Assembly manipulated figures and list of the registered traders.
“Monitor the second phase. Make sure registered traders get their shares before you sell any of the shops. I kept silent over the earlier one”, he said. “If that happens with this one I will put my feet on the ground.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini