Monday, July 20, 2009


THE Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has agreed to abandon its operations at the Krofrom Market in Kumasi to pave way for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to redevelop the market.
Following the development, the drivers will now move their operations to the Race Course area.
The Krofrom Market area was used mostly by the GPRTU’s heavy-duty trucks bound for the three northern regions, Burkina Faso and Mali.
The stand-off between the KMA and the GPRTU became a source of concern to the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC).
Consequently, the Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, and the KMA Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, decided to find amicable ways of reaching a neutral ground to enable the market redevelopment project to kick-start peacefully.
The final agreement was reached in Kumasi at a meeting between the regional and local authorities on one side and officials of the GPRTU on the other.
In attendance was the Regional Minister, Mr Opoku-Manu, his deputy, Ms Anima Wilson, the KMA Chief Executive and the Regional Police Commander, Mr Patrick Timbillah.
Briefing the Daily Graphic after the meeting, Mr Sarpong expressed his delight in the agreement.
He commended the GPRTU officials for their cooperation.
MR Sarpong said it was his determination to get the best for Kumasi, and therefore, called on the people to give him the necessary support in that respect.

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