By Laudia Sawer, GNA
Tema, Oct. 8,
GNA - The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) is wooing investors to join it construct a befitting ultra-modern
market for residents of Tema Community Five and its environs.
Community Five market which is a pale shadow of itself, has its stalls
converted into makeshift wooden structures housing people.
Its two gates
were left ajar with no locks whiles parts of the market served as unofficial
urinal, a source of stench engulfing the place. A portion of the market had
also been turned into a storage for abandoned articulated vehicle tyres.
Nana Yaw Opuku
Danso, Assembly member for the Kaiser Electoral Area, said the TWMA had opened
its doors to investors both local and foreign, to partner it to construct an
ultra-modern market for the area as the place had been left to deteriorate over
Mr Opoku Danso
told the Ghana News Agency during his campaign launch that it was unfortunate
that at when the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) was preparing to get
investors to invest in the project, the TWMA was ceded off leading to the need
for the call of investors by the new assembly.
“The market is
very old and it has deteriorated over the years, we need investors to help us
change the entire market into something
modern and befitting,” he stated.
residents who eased themselves into black polythene bags and threw them into
the market or hid them in the abandoned tyres positioned in the market and the
questions from the traders about rumours that they would be sacked from the
market, he gave the assurance that data would be collected on those trading in
the market enclave and proper documentation would be done before any the
construction of a new market and its subsequent allocation.
He rather urged
the traders to form an association and stay united so that the Assembly and any
investors could engage their leaders on any issue as it would be difficult to
meet them one on one.
Mr Opoku Danso
presented registration forms to the traders and paid for their passport
pictures to be taken for the registration to start their association and called
on them to vote for him during the December 17, Assembly elections to represent
them at the Assembly for the third time.
Addo, the market queen and chop bar operator, lamented the many years of
neglect at the market saying that because the stalls had been turned into
sleeping places it was impossible to close the markets at night and as
result, miscreants take over at night.
added that flood waters from the community also entered shops whenever it
rained, making it impossible for easy access.
presentations on good sanitation practices, proper disposal of waste, sewer
issues from the waste department of the TWMA.