President John Dramani Mahama has assured traders in the Central Region that the Kotokuraba Market will be ready by the end of August this year, two months behind schedule
The market, which has been under reconstruction since December 2014 after a court in Cape Coast ordered the demolition of the old one, was initially scheduled for completion next month.
However, President Mahama, while interacting with traders during his visit to the Kotokuraba market on the second day of his accounting to the people tour in the region, assured traders that the reconstruction would be completed in three months.
“It is left with three months for works to be completed at the market,” he said.
“We will commission this market to honour the late President John Evans Attah Mills,” he maintained.
“We promise that the traders who were already in, selling here will be given priority when the allocations are being made at the new market,” he added.
Onua FM’S correspondent, Timothy Kwame Kwakraba reports that the traders, who were delighted to meet the president, commended him for re-assuring that original occupants of the stalls at the old market would be given preference when allocations are being made at the newly reconstructed ultra-modern market.
The new Kotokuraba market include space for shops, banks, hospitals, schools, a drainage system and properly marked walkways to ensure free movement of traders and customers.
It also has a car park, an office block, restaurants and a fire department.
The famous Kotokuraba Market is the center of trading activities in the region attracting farmers and traders from other regions such as Western and Greater Accra.