COVID-19: Kumasi Market closed down; traders not practising social distancing

COVID-19: Kumasi Market closed down; traders not practising social distancing

- Kumasi Central Market has been closed from today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

- The traders were not adhering to the directive to socially distance themselves from one another

- The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and other market leaders are however looking at setting modalities which would be more acceptable

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Kumasi Central Market has been closed from Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

According to a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, signed by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, the traders were not adhering to the directive to socially distance themselves from one another.

Per the statement, the decision to completely close down the market during this COVID-19 time was adopted after a meeting was held with the various stakeholders of the market.

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According to the statement, modalities would be set for market women to take turns to come and sell instead of crowding the market to ply their trade.

In a report filed by Citi News, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama had earlier warned various market leaders of closing their markets if they do not heed to the advice of the government and the World Health Organisation.

Hajia Alima noted that if social distancing is not observed in the markets, they will be closed as was done to the Dome market a few days ago.

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In other news, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called on the Akufo-Addo government to learn from Togo as they put measures in place to fight the COVID-19.

According to Mahama, just like Togo, Akufo-Addo should include the provision of free electricity for all Ghanaians in these times.

The Togo government, in a bid, reduce the burden of its citizens while finding ways to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, decided to supply its citizens with free utility for three months.

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