The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA) has embarked on a significant project with the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of an ultra-modern market facility in Kpone, Greater Accra Region. Mr. Samuel Okoe Amanquah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Kpone-Katamanso, emphasized the necessity of upgrading the existing market infrastructure to better serve the community's trading needs.
The current market infrastructure, characterized by limited sheds, shops, and containers, falls short of meeting the demands of the residents. Additionally, the lack of proper security measures has made traders vulnerable to theft. Recognizing these challenges, the municipal administration is committed to transforming the market into a modern trading centre.
The new market facility will feature 120 lockable shops on the ground and first floors, along with 64 sheds at its centre. Furthermore, amenities such as a banking facility and a pharmacy will be incorporated to enhance the trading environment. Adjacent to the market, improvements will be made to the eroded grounds of the lorry station, including paving, shed construction, and the provision of offices and washrooms for transport operators and commuters.
With the necessary logistics secured and government approval obtained, construction is set to commence, supported by a budget of GHS10 million. The timeline for completion is estimated at a maximum of 12 months, with the contractor expressing confidence in delivering the project ahead of schedule within eight months.
Mr Joseph Akuerteh Tettey, the Member of Parliament for Kpone-Katamanso, urged the contractor to adhere to the agreed timeline to ensure timely completion and commencement of trading activities in the new facility. Additionally, Ms. Christina Teiko Ablade Kpobe, the Market Queen, lauded the efforts of the MCE and expressed optimism about the opportunities the modernized market would provide for traders.