‘Stubborn’ traders selling in the streets at Pampaso in Kumasi
SOME TRADERS are risking their lives to trade in a busy street at Pampaso in Kumasi.
Some concerned people in the Garden City have bitterly complained about the looming danger.
According to them, there would be casualties if the break of a vehicle fails and run over the traders one day.
During the paper’s visit to Pampaso on Wednesday, the traders were busily doing brisk business.
The presence of the traders in the pavements, forced the pedestrians to compete with cars on the roads.
Interestingly, reports reaching the paper indicated that satellite markets in Kumasi were still virtually empty.
Some of these abandoned markets include the Race Course, Kwadaso Estate and many others.
The city authorities have continually appealed to traders to occupy these satellite markets but to no avail.
These traders, checks made by the paper revealed, feared that their products would not be patronised at the satellite markets.
Due to the neglect, the facilities in the abandoned satellite markets were rapidly getting rotten each passing day.
Some of the residents that spoke to the paper, lambasted the traders for being overly stubborn.
They said the city authorities have done their best to construct the satellite market so they should occupy them.
“They sell in the street and if something bad happens they will blame city authorities,” Kwaku Badu, a Kumasi resident, said.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi