THE Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is constructing a temporary market to resettle traders who will be affected by the reconstruction of the Kumasi Central Market.
The temporary market,which will consist of about 500 stores and stalls,is located near the recently demolished "Abinkyi" Slum.
Reconstruction of the Central Market is expected to start before the end of this year, according to Mr Clement Kigeri, Public Relations Officer of the KMA.
Plans to reconstruct the market had been on the drawing board for about 10 years but previous metropolitan chief executives were unable to implement them.
However, the current Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has moved a step further with plans to fulfil the dream of a befitting market for the metropolis.
He has gotten the assembly to approve the reconstruction of the market into a modern facility.The project is to be undertaken in phases.
Mr Kigeri said this demanded that the assembly prepared a place for the affected traders so they would not be dislocated.