The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ahanta West Constituency in the Western Region, Mr Ebenezer Kojo Kum has paid a day’s visit to market women at the Apowa Market where construction of a new market is underway to have first-hand information on the progress of work.
He interacted with the market women and some workers on the project site and encouraged them to do a good job to get the site which was about 55 per cent complete ready on schedule.
The market women complained about a heap of refuse behind the market which made it difficult to move into the market even though they could use the facility looking at the progress of work done.
They also complained of frequent flooding of the road in front of the market which made it difficult for drivers to use it when it rained and some leakages in the newly installed roofings of the market.
They further expressed fear over the rate at which heavy-duty trucks that ply the road put their lives and that of their patrons in danger and pleaded with the MP and the Assembly to impress upon the contractor to speed up works on the project.
Responding to the concerns, Mr Kum urged the market women to exercise restraint since no stone would be left unturned to bring the project to timely completion to enable them to have full access to the facility.
He introduced the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr John Agyare to the market women and urged them to offer their support to the MCE to enable him to succeed in implementing policies and developmental projects to better the quality of life for the citizens in the Municipality.
He also implored them to channel all their grievances to the MCE for redress, rather than going on radio stations or complaining to people who could not help in finding solutions to the problems.
Mr John Agyare, on his part, assured the traders of addressing all their grievances laid before him especially, the heap of refuse at the site which posed a health challenge to them, making it difficult for them to move in and out of the market.
He asked for their support and cooperation and promised to see to it that all projects by his predecessor were done to satisfaction and completed on time.