- The traders are unhappy with the conduct of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and the Member of Parliament (MP)
- According to the traders, they can’t pay for the sheds because the price is too outrageous
- They believe the MCE and MP are charging those monies for their own selfish interests
The Zone Two Petty Traders Association of the Kasoa market in the Central region on Wednesday staged a demonstration against the MCE and MP for the area over payments for sheds that have been constructed.
According to the traders, they don’t understand why they should pay GH¢3.00 daily for tents they have already paid for before the project.
“We are here today because we can’t pay that amount for the sheds; it’s too expensive. Some of the traders don’t even get the amount they are asking for within a year,” they said.
Speaking in an interview with Adomonline.com, one of the leaders of the group, Isaac Yeboah, accused the MCE and MP of exploiting them for their personal gains.
“The MP and MCE told us to pay GH¢ 200.00 for the sheds they wanted to construct for us which we agreed and paid accordingly only for us to be later told the GH¢200.00 isn’t enough and requires an additional GH¢300.00 cedis making GH¢ 500.00.
“Now that the sheds are completed for allocation we are now told to pay GH¢3.00 daily for a tent we have already paid for. We want the government to do something about it for us,” he stated.
Source: Adomonline.com | Nana Aba Mensah