Traders at the new Kejetia Market in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region were stranded as the place began to flood after few minutes of rainfall.
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Some traders blamed the development on the bad behavior adopted by their fellow traders who sweep and dump rubbish into the gutters while others said the gutters constructed were too small to contain the water.
Speaking to Republic Press, Mrs. Victoria Agyeman said anytime it rains, the whole market gets flooded and it disrupts business activities in the mall.
“It always takes the intervention of the military and the police to rescue traders.” She added
Mrs. Agyeman said last Monday, August 30, 2021 spots of rain caused floods because people are fond of dumping waste into the gutter.
“I think that city authorities must employ people to constantly distilled the gutters to make way for the water to flow frequently, “she stated.
Some traders also said the frequent flooding in the market is a result of poor work done by the contractor of the multimillion-dollar project.
The situation has increased the plight of the traders who were not only worried about the low sales for the day but feared how their wares would be protected if the water dropping from the roof persists for hours.
The traders are therefore calling on the government of Ghana and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to immediately look at the cause of perennial floods in the market and profess a solution to the issue.