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Stakeholder engagement at Gomoa Akyimpim market complex


The Gomoa East District Assembly has set up a Committee to see to the proper organisation of the Akyempim Market Complex.

The Committee which comprises of delegation of chiefs from the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council, leadership of the market and representatives of the Gomoa East District Assembly engaged all stakeholders on Tuesday, 27 July, 2021.

The purpose was to discuss with the leadership of the Onion sellers and other traders on the proper organisation of the market complex and to unveil the committee which is to see to its implementation.

Hon, Solomon Darko-Quarm, the District Chief Executive disclosed that the Central Regional Minister has also put together an 11-member Committee to steer the affairs of the market. He indicated that the Regional Committee is set to visit the market on Wednesday, 28 July, 2021.

The Gomoa East District Assembly Committee set up to see to proper organisation of the “Akyempim market Complex” embarked on an exercise to the market with a delegation of chiefs from the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council on Tuesday, 28 July, 2021.

He said the Committee together with the Physical Planning Department will see to the proper lay-out of the market, where critical facilities such as Fire Service, Health Post, Police Post, among others would be sited. He appealed to all stakeholders to comply with authorities when the people are asked to remove their structures from where they are currently situated.

The Hon. DCE further indicated that the Omanhen of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council, Obrifo Ahun Ahor Ankobea V, has cautioned those who are grading portions of the land around to desist from the act and called individuals who own portions of the land to meet with the Traditional Council for proper settlement.

He assured them of the provision of lighting, water, toilet and other facilities to make life comfortable. He cautioned them that where they are now is temporary and therefore should be wary of theft and any act that will pollute the environment.

During the open forum, a member of the onion sellers who initially went to see the Omanhen for the land wanted clarity on the DCE’s saying “no one owns a place at the market’’.

A member from the Omanhen’s delegation team answered them saying , when the leadership of the Onion sellers met the Paramount Chief, some money which was by way of rent was paid for some number of years  and did not sell the land outright to anyone since the land is already owned by people.

A trader appealed for a Cretch to be sited at the market, allocate places to people who came first and not sell the land to rich who will later demolish their structures. Finally, they complained about their tables that are being destroyed and asked the authorities to expedite action.