Assembly outlines strategy to make Mondays a market day
The District Chief Executive of Wassa East Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Boakye has map up a strategy to change market days in the district from Tuesdays to Mondays
Date Created : 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Irene Kwakye/Ghanadistricts
He emphasized that this change has become necessary due to its clash with that of Beposo market day in the Shama District.He further said, farmers in the District prefer to cart their farm produce to the Beposo market where they can sell at a higher price which is leading to loss of revenue to the Assembly.
It is against this background that management of the Assembly has resolved to change the market day to Mondays and Thursdays to compel the traders to sell their produce at the Daboase market and a newly designated market at Sekyere Adiembra.
Addressing a meeting with some stakeholders in the Region, the DCE implored on, Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to create additional terminals for drivers which should include Accra and Cape Coast stations to help facilitate movement of traders."We cannot sit and watch without doing anything about something that robes the District from internally generated funds (IGF)," he stated.
According to Mr. Boakye, aside the stakeholder engagement, there will be a District wide public education especially in communities where farm produce are cart and brought to the market as well as making the place a centre of attraction for both buyers and traders before the strategy is implemented.
He urged the people to embrace the idea when it is fully implemented since it is going to help improve revenue generation of the Assembly.