We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

Issues concerning the allocation of stores at the Ho Central Market have led to traders threatening to stop paying their market tolls.

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We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

The Ho Municipal Assembly (HMA) and its Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mrs Fafa Adinyira have been accused by traders of planning to hand over stores of the yet-to-be completed Ho Central Market to certain government affiliates.

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In a press statement signed by the Market Queen, Madam Theresa Dagbe and other executives, the Ho Market Sellers Association expressed worry over stores being handed to people who initially did not work in the market.

We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

We won't pay market tolls - Ho traders threaten

The traders lamented the situation calling the “fictitious allocations” a disservice to the traders who started out at the market before its construction.

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They called on the Municipal Assembly to involve the Market Queen during the allocation of the stores to ensure fairness.

According to the Association, a refusal to heed to the calls of the traders of the market could spark unrest and called of the Municipal Assembly to do the right thing.

However chairman of the Allocation committee, Eric Senam Bene said the reports about irregularities over the allocation of stores at the Ho Central Market are completely false, insisting the traders have been given almost 80 percent of the stores.

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He added that the others stores were given to traders whose shops had to be destroyed in orderto accommodate the market complex.

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