The demolished site
building located within Kumasi Central Market has been
demolished to pave the way for the construction of the Kumasi Central Market
Phase 2 project.
Christened as ’Edwom Aborosan’ to
wit ‘Market storey building’, the one-storey building is one of the historical
architectural works in the Ashanti Region, notably Kumasi.
The demolition of the building yesterday
in the morning sent a strong signal to the public that the much-talked-about Kumasi
Central Market project had officially kick-started.
The construction, which is in two
phases, generally forms part of the Kumasi Kejetia/Central Market
Reconstruction project. The Kejetia Market portion had been completed already.
Major Sod Cutting
It would be recalled that President
Akufo-Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, jointly cut the sod for
work to start at the Kumasi Central Market last year.
During that historic ceremony, the
President announced that his NPP government was determined to carry out
significant infrastructural projects in the Ashanti Region.
He cited the Kumasi Central Market
project as a clear example that indeed his administration has the interest and
the transformation of the Ashanti Region at heart.
On his part, the Asantehene
entreated the various stakeholders to offer the needed co-operation and support
to the contractors so as to complete the project on time.
Yesterday, bulldozers and
excavators of different sizes were seen at the Kumasi Central Market early on
Friday morning, pulling down buildings and shops to kick-start the construction
Emmanuel Danso, the Liaison Officer
of the contractors of the project, said they were determined to complete the
project during the 30-month stipulated time, adding that the equipment and
materials were ready.
Meanwhile, the KMA has relocated
traders that would be affected by the Central Market project to the Kejetia
Market, Abinkyi Market and the Race Course to ply their trade.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi