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16.01.2007 General News

Traders Threaten Trouble

By Times
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Some of the 433 members of the Circle Traders Association, who have not been allocated stalls, have threatened to disrupt any ceremony to officially open the newly constructed Pedestrians Shopping Mall at Odawna, because they do not understand why their names were published in the newspapers, but they were not allocated stalls.

All the 433 were originally at the Odawna site from where they were evicted to pave way for the construction of the market.

The Chairman of the Association, Kwaku Sarkodie, in an interview said that when the exercise to evict them began about two years ago, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) told them that they would not pay to be allocated stalls, when the new market was completed.

However, the assembly acted against its promise by selling the stores to them at ¢2.2m.