The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has sought knowledge from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) towards its decision to reconstruct the Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market into state of the art markets.
The two markets built about 100 years ago have been placed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with several companies including Brazilian construction firm, Contracta, expressing interest to redevelop them.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Anthony Kobina Kurentsir Sam, in an interaction with Akoma FM’s Antwi Boasiako when he led a team of technical personnel to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to understudy the Kumasi Kejetia and Central Market Redevelopment Project and how the assembly succeeded in relocating the traders before constructing the markets.
The delegation was joined by a team from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly who toured the Kejetia and Central Market redevelopment project and also the Kumasi racecourse where the traders were relocated.
“We in Sekondi-Takoradi have already put on PPP for the redevelopment of the Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market…since we got to know that these people [contracta] are also undertaking the same project here, we found it very necessary to come here,” STMA mayor said.
Anthony Kobina Kurentsir Sam confirmed that Contracta has expressed interest in executing the two market projects.
He commended the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly for the tremendous work done in reconstructing the Kejetia and Central markets as well as the strategy used in relocating the traders.
He said his team have gotten experience from the visit and will be meeting with the technical team, chiefs and other stakeholders on how to go about the projects in Takoradi and sekondi.
By Antwi Boasiako | Akoma FM |3news.com