The Mayor of Kumasi, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi closed down Kumasi Central market for not observing the social distancing protocols directed by the president.
The apparent hardship the decision, albeit good one on the Kumasi people has necessitated a second look at the decision by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.
A statement from “the KMA today said the assembly reached this decision after a joint meeting with the Metro Security Council (METSEC) and the eleven-member Steering Committee and leaders of the 67 trade associations of the market that “a shift shall be practised by the traders, henceforth, in the Central market, that each shift shall be identified by a uniquely designed identity card in red, gold and green colours”.
The statement further said “Five thousand eight hundred and twenty-five (5,825) shall be grouped into three, with each group being identified with the card” prescribed and that “only 1,942 members, dealing in all assorted commodities of all trade associations shall be allowed to trade on each day”.