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Over 1000 shops flooded at Kumasi Central Market; traders blame Contracta for the mess

Over 1,000 stores’ goods, according to traders who occupy 20% of the Kumasi Central Market, were destroyed by flooding on Wednesday.

They claim that the Kejetia Redevelopment Project’s contractors blocked a sewage pipe on the jobsite, causing flooding.

The contractors, however, deny being the cause of the flooding.

Kumasi Central Market has over 1,000 flooded shops, and the vendors blame Contracta for the chaos.
After the Wednesday rain, the vendors’ goods were floating in water.

Millions of cedis’ worth of goods were destroyed when the 20% of the central market space that had not yet been removed for the market reconstruction project was inundated.

The traders accuse “Contracta,” a construction company, of obstructing the drainage at the job site.

The victims of the flood are cleaning up and assessing their losses.

They have requested assistance from NaDMO.

Kumasi Central Market has over 1,000 flooded shops, and the vendors blame Contracta for the chaos.
Kwabena Fosu, the chairman of the steering committee’s eleven members, wants the metropolitan assembly to assist prevent a repeat.

The construction company, Contracta, has denied responsibility for the flooding in the meantime.

According to consultant Emmanuel Danso, they have only taken steps to collect the trash from the gutters at the market that are connected to the Subin stream.

“We have placed net in major gutters connected to the subin-stream to separate the solid waste from the liquid so it can flow freely in the Subin-stream thereby avoiding flooding at the Multimillion market.” “People, including the traders, should desist from dumping solid waste in gutters. We will continue to do that even after completion of the second phase of the market.”

Over 1000 shops flooded at Kumasi Central Market; traders blame Contracta for the mess

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