President John Mahama has inaugurated the new ultra-modern Kotokuraba Market Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
This fulfils a promise by the president to the people of the Central Region to replace the old market which was source of concern for traders in the city of Cape Coast.
The market is the biggest in the region and a major trading centre in the country.
According to the president, the new facility is a testament to his government’s resolve to improve the country’s infrastructure from roads to new schools and hospitals.
The new market has shops, banks, a car park, an office block, restaurants, a fire department, offices, a drainage system and walkways to ensure the free movement of traders and customers.
The market project was constructed by the China Railway Construction and Engineering Group and was funded by 1.3 billion dollar loan from the EXIM Bank of China.
The Central Region is one of Ghana’s swing regions and as such is a major battleground ahead of the elections. There has also been a new stadium, a number of schools and refurbished roads.