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The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Sunyani Municipality in the Bono Region, Ansu Kumi, today Friday, November 5, 2012 led the Assembly including the Coordinating Directors in a deep-seated discussion with the leadership and traders of the Sunyani Everyday Market.
The move forms part of plans by the MCE to device adequate measures together with the market folks to ensure the development of the market and mutual benefits for all stakeholders.
The Sunyani Everyday Market is bedeviled with a litany of problems according to the market President, who is also the Dwantoa Hemaa of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Nana Abowaa Boahemaa.
She said poor road infrastructure, inadequate spaces to let out to traders for business, poor sanitation and a lack of toilet facilities among others are of major concern.
Responding to the concerns, the MCE called on the entire market to help him solve the problems.
He maintained, “we will deal with these problems consultatively so that we do not leave anyone behind.”
He noted that “all of us know the problems now and so we have to be willing to make sacrifices to see to the solving of these problems. A policy framework towards resolving these problems is being developed by the departments as I speak and when it gets to its implementation, I pray you give us the maximum support to realizing it”.
He continued “we are here today to listen to you so that we can factor your contributions into the plans we are making.”
The MCE was led through the various segments of the market including the spot for yam, tomatoes, dried fish, onion, beef, cassava, shrimps, dawadawa and ceramics sellers.
In the company of the MCE and his workers were the Constituency Executives of the NPP including the Second Vice Chairman, Mr Ebenezer Opoku, the Organiser, Mr Bartholomew Incoom Nathaniel, Evelyn Amoah Botwe, Women Organiser, Her Deputy, Salamatu Abdulai, Salia Moro, Nasara Coordinator, Ibn Ahmed (Youth Organiser ) and some polling Station Executives and their Electoral Area Coordinators.