The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has assured traders at the Tuesday Market in Accra of the Assembly's commitment to improve general conditions in the market in order to increase sales and generate more revenue.
According to him his outfit was working assiduously to improve sanitation, security among others describing the market as an important backbone of the city which needs to be maintained.
Mr. Sowah gave the assurance on Tuesday when he embarked on his usual working visits to markets within the metropolis to acquaint himself with challenges confronting traders.
He noted that all markets in the metropolis must be closed by 6pm in accordance with the Assembly's byelaw adding that the Assembly would fix the markets main gates to provide security and ensure safety.
The Mayor also announced that the Assembly would soon hold a durbar in the market to officially outline measures to address their challenges.
Mayor Sowah also directed the Ablekuma South Sub-Metro to step up enforcement and issue summons to residents who refuse to register with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) accredited waste management contractor assigned to the area for the collection of their waste in order to prevent residents from dumping waste in the market .
The Secretary of the Tuesday Market Association, Auntie Naomi Quaye, appealed to the Mayor and his team to reallocate abandoned shops to traders who were willing to sell in the market since most of the traders had left their shelves and shops and moved onto the streets and pedestrian walkways.
She expressed concerns over choked drains in the market causing flooding in some parts of the market whenever it rains and pleaded with the Assembly to help remove all materials blocking the free flow of water.
She also requested the Assembly to provide a lorry station around the market to serve customers and traders in order to increase sales.
The Mayor also visited the Tuesday Market Sick Bay to interact with staff of the facility and assured them of the Assembly’s support to improve healthcare in the market.