The demolition of the 93-year-old market circle in Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region is expected to begin today, Monday, May 3.
The demolition follows a final eviction notice to traders in the market to vacate the area, to pave way for the commencement of the redevelopment project.
According to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, security personnel will be stationed at vantage points to prevent the traders from entering the market to conduct trading activities.
The closure of the market today is to enable the assembly to hand over the site to the contractor for the redevelopment project to commence.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, John Laste in a Citi News interview, said the security forces will be there to ensure a smooth exercise.
He also disclosed that the security personnel will ensure no trader engages in business at the designated place.
“We hope that the security forces will be in as early as possible but unfortunately for security reasons, I cannot tell you the time they will there,” he said.
“They are to be there to assist the traders to remove their wares from the market and also to prevent the traders from engaging in any business at the market.”