Sam Pyne, the mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has informed Ghanaians living abroad that the stores in the Kumasi Central Market’s ongoing reconstruction project are not now up for sale, according to Purefmonline.com.
The Central Market’s construction is 45% complete, according to the mayor who is working with the USA to entice investors back to the “Garden City” while speaking to a group of Ghanaians in Dallas.
The market would be turned over to the Assembly for further redistribution to its rightful owners after completion, the KMA Chief Executive said while explaining the current status of the market’s reconstruction to the assembled people.
After the conclusion of, the surplus shops will only be offered for sale to interested parties and the general public.
“No one should be deceived that the shops at the Kumasi Central Market which is at 45% completion stage are for sale.
KMA has no price tag on any of the shops.
Upon completion, the Assembly will take possession of it and duly deliver them back to the rightful owners. No figure will be allowed to take advantage of the outcome neither will rightful owners be cheated in the process. As your Mayor, I won’t sit back for that to happen.
We will only begin to sell the excess shops when we are satisfied that every rightful owner who has been relocated for the purposes of this redevelopment exercise has duly been given back his or her shop.” The KMA Boss assured when a Ghanaian resident in Dallas posed a question to him, expressing concern on how traders who have been temporarily relocated will have access to their shops.
He also charged the Ghanaian residents in the USA and other stakeholders at the gathering to cease the opportunity to return and invest home as the Government through its industrialization drive has made it possible for businesses to thrive by providing various incentives and reliefs packages.
The KMA Boss talked about the numerous business opportunities associated to the Kumasi International Airport which is near completion and the Boankra Inland Port development.
“More recreational facilities should be built to accommodate the numerous visitors that will throng into the city on the back of Government’s ongoing transformational agenda in the city.
“The President Akufo-Addo Government despite the challenges Covid-19 virus and the Russia-Ukraine war brought has still been able to make the economy business friendly.
“I urge you all to come on board because the Government has made it easier for investors to thrive and get returns on their investments. We need your contribution now more than ever as the Government continues to play its role efficiently.” He stated.
In ending his engagement, Hon. Sam Pyne hinted to the Ghanaian diaspora that plans have been advanced to redevelop other satellite markets in the Metropolis beginning with the Krofrom Market soon.
The KMA Chief Executive is in the United States on an official tour, among other things to look for support for the investigation of innovative methods and technologies to enhance the sanitation condition in the Kumasi Metropolis and draw in business investors.
He recently had a meeting with the Mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, who assured him that Kumasi and Dallas would work together as sister cities to promote growth and the arts.
Four different private companies in the USA have already expressed interest in transforming the Amakom Children Park into a suitable amusement area as a result of the KMA Mayor’s engagement in the USA.