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Regional News Sat, 10 Mar 2012

Traders accuse KMA of shortchanging them

A group of traders in Kumasi are on a collision course with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) over the allocation of stores at the new Abinkyi market.

They claimed to have paid GH¢200.00 each for a store allocation and issued with official receipts but the Assembly for unexplained reasons had given them to other people.

These payments, they said were made in May and June, last year, at a time the market was under construction.

The aggrieved traders took to the streets to protest against “ the raw deal by the assembly” and attempted to storm the offices of the KMA but were prevented from doing so.

Mr Sampson Atta, their Spokesperson, said they were surprised by the turn of events and demanded fairness.

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The Assembly, he alleged, had kept postponing meeting with them to explain why they should be shortchanged.

Mr Clement Kegeli, Public Relations Officer to the KMA Chief Executive, denied payment of any money to the Assembly.

He directed the aggrieved traders to the contractors, P.K Construction Firm Limited.

The Abinkyi was built to relocate traders evicted from the Race Course to pave way for the Sun City Project.

Source: GNA
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