President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the ultra-modern Kotokuraba market in the Central regional capital, Cape Coast.
The market which has been under construction for the last four years comes with several facilities including a park for over 200 cars, surface and overhead water tanks, a solar system for emergency lighting, and a generator set.
The market also has a fire hydrant, public address system, and CCTV cameras for security purposes.
The President during the commissioning stated that the initial traders at the market will have shops allotted to them and also promised that there will be no bias in the allocation of the shops.
“A list of the women and other traders who were trading in the market before the reconstruction are going to be served first, afterwards, if there are more stores, others will be attended to,” the President who turned 58-years-old today said.
The Chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, thanked Mr Mahama for completing the project and said the market area was disorganized until the project was completed.
“It is a good thing that has happened in Oguaa. About four years ago this place was disorganised. The late President John Atta Mills saw the importance to develop the market. We thank you [President Mahama] and your team for the good work you have done.”