Some local Assemblies in the Ashanti Region continue to bar traders from selling their wares at some markets as part of efforts to enforce the lockdown directive.
Although traders have been allowed to trade, authorities have expressed concerns over failure by traders to observe the social distancing protocol.
The Suame Municipal Assembly has temporarily closed down the Suame market. The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly had also taken a similar decision where it closed the Kumasi Central Market.
Authorities at the Suame Municipal Assembly have also cleared structures erected by traders at unauthorized areas.
Chief Executive of the Suame Municipal Assembly, Dr. Osei Bobbie Boahen in a Citi News interview said traders who defy the Assembly’s orders to trade at the market will be made to face the law.
“…We are in discussion with the Queen mothers to find the best possible way out. If at the end of the day, we are able to come out with special modalities by which we can overcome this very basic challenge, we will allow them to come. If we are not convinced then, the market will still be closed until the appropriate time and any trader who defies the order, we will apply the law.”