The Asuyeboa market in the Kwadaso municipality of the Ashanti region is on the verge of collapse due to improper management of garbage and the physical state of the market.
The market, according to the traders used to be the most well-ordered and popular in the municipality where people across the municipality buy their food items, but the story has changed as the image of the market has been dented by heaps of refuse while most of the shades has broken down and has even turn into public toilet where people ease themselves.
Roads that lead to the market are always engulfed with heaps of refuse making it difficult for drivers and commuters to ply the route, which make the market unappealing to patrons.
Speaking to Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame, Maame Abenaa Saah puts the blame squarely on the doorstep of the previous Assembly, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) who was once the managers of the market and the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly.
She explained that, the surrounding communities have no dumping sites and city authorities have also failed to provide them with refuse containers for garbage, hence they have resorted to dumping refuse in the market for the traders to clear.
The traders were highly disappointed that, the Municipal authorities have ignored their petitions to get the issue addressed.
They have also articulated their fret over choked gutters that leads to flooding in the market whenever it rains, and appealed to the government to expedite actions to desilt the gutters since we are in the rainy season.
“We have lost our capitals through these means…so we are strongly pleading with the government to save us from this calamity”.
While some of the traders have left their shops trading on the road side, others have moved to Kumasi kejatia and central market doing their business making the whole market empty.
Buyers who came to but food items complained to this reporter that, they find it difficult to get what they want.
Credit: Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)