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Tamale Metro hands over fresh market to Kakpayilli

Friday, 03 June 2016 10:17

The Mayor of Tamale, Hannan Gundado, has commissioned and handed over a market in the Northern Region to the Kakpayilli community.

The GH¢440,595 market project comes in the wake of traders invading the streets of Tamale to transact business.

The satellite market, which has twelve stores, six stalls, a meat shop and ancillary facilities such as toilets and urinal, was constructed under the Tamale Local Economic Development Programme.

That programme seeks to empower women in the northern regions who virtually are the bread winners of their family.

“This market will provide our mothers with a platform to trade produce from the farms and will also limit the long distance from this community to other communities to and even the main market to sell”.

Hannan Gundado also stated that the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly will not drive away traders who have invaded the streets of Tamale until there is a market to accommodate them.

“I cannot imagine the assembly chasing away traders who are trying to make ends meet on the streets of Tamale. They will continue to be on the streets until the assembly has completed the various market projects”.

The Mayor also called on chiefs in the metropolis to be circumspect in allocating parcels of land for development.

He has asked chiefs to always endeavour to earmark land for schools, hospitals and markets should the need be.

By Zubaida Ismail|tv3network.com|Ghana