The New Kejetia Market in the Ashanti Region would reopen for business today after being closed for four days.
Last Wednesday, fire destroyed over 30 shops in the market.
Following a meeting with the leadership of the traders, the Ghana National Fire Service agreed to close the facility for a few days to allow for uninterrupted investigations.
The board also ordered that the facility should remain closed for another week.
However, following consultations with stakeholders, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia directed the market’s opening from Tuesday, March 21.
Reuben Amey, General Secretary of the Kumasi Traders Association, told Citi News that the continuous closure would have harmed their finances.
“Even if they had opened the market yesterday March 20, we would have loved it. We traders are really suffering from the closure of the market. Though we are suffering, we accepted the 3-day closure, but any further delay in the reopening, we will suffer too much. We have already suffered losses when the market was razed by fire”.
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