The Concerned Assembly members of Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) and concerned citizens of Cape Coast have cautioned the Central Regional minister Kwamena Duncan and Municipal chief Executive Ernest Arthur that they would initiate series of legal suits and demonstrations if authorities fail to address their concerns immediately.

They called on the Regional minister and MCE to halt the mischievous action taken regarding to the allocation of Kotokuraba market stalls .

The groups accused the committee formed by the regional minister and MCE to distribute the market stalls of siphoning monies from market Queens before giving them market stalls.

Speaking at a press conference at Kotokuraba Market in Cape Coast, the general secretary of the concerned Assembly members of CCMA, Justice George Arthur said about 60 sitting tenants have been expunged from the original documents.

He added : there are a lot of people who have been given lockable stores illegally who were not original occupants and have never owned lockable stores in the market.”

Mr. Arthur accused the MCE of issuing stalls to foreigners and NPP members including the Cape Coast North MP Barbara Asher Ayisi making the life of original occupants miserable as well as contravening the court orders.

They expressed worry about the notice  undersigned by CCMA Coordinating Director Gilbert Nuuri, which stated that the assembly shall re-allocate the facility to other interested traders without any further consultation with the original occupants should they fail to move to the newly developed Kotokuraba Market before Friday July 14.

But Class News’ Maxwell Attah who visited the place reported that the market stalls are still locked despite the directives.

The groups have threaten to demonstrate on Tuesday July 18, if their grievances are not heard by the end of the day.

“We shall initiate court actions as well as organised series of mammoth and unprecedented demonstrations in Cape  Coast if the Central Regional minister Kwamena Duncan and Cape Coast MCE Enerst Arthur fail to address our concerns.” Kingsley Nana Boafo told Class News.

Source: Maxwell Attah

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