The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has inspected the ongoing reconstruction of the Makola No.2 Market to ascertain progress of work.
The market which is located at Agbogbloshie got burnt some nine years ago and had been left unattended.
Mayor Sowah expressed satisfaction about the level of work done and urged contractors to speedily work towards the completion of the project.
“The traders cannot continue to trade where we are, they need to take advantage of the Christmas celebrations to make some money, and so we must complete it as scheduled” he said.
In an interaction with the traders he assured that his outfit had their economic interest as a priority amongst other priorities and would impress on the contractors to complete the project before the Christmas festivities.
"I am on your side and my outfit will do all it takes to ensure that the project is completed in the second week of December as the contractors has assured," he told the traders urging them to channel all their challenges to the Assembly.
The Head of General Services, Makola Market Company Limited, Mr. Daniel Welbeck, revealed that, the project was expected to be completed within a month adding that the essence was to relocate traders who had their shops burnt as a result of the fire outbreak.
He assured that shareholders as well as management of the market would do everything possible to make their economic activities in the market comfortable.
Madam Sally Crabbe, Organiser of the Makola No. 2 Market, thanked the Mayor and his team for their proactiveness in resolving their challenges in the market.
"The Mayor has been so helpful, we went to him with our challenges and as you can see he is here with us to see the progress of work. The contractors are now here on site and work has begun successfully," she said.
The Mayor and his team also visited the Plantain Market within the Agbogbloshie Market and interacted with members of the Plantain Sellers Association.