Aflao traders appeal for gov’t intervention to address deplorable conditions

Market women in Aflao main market in the Ketu South Municipal of the Volta Region are crying out for help over the deplorable state of the market.

The women say the market has been abandoned by the Municipal Assembly, despite collecting tolls from them daily.

They claim the situation is affecting their businesses and making it difficult for them to earn a decent income.

The market, which is one of the revenue-generating points for the Ketu South Municipalities, has been left in disrepair for years without any facelift.

Traders are forced to display their goods, including food items, in the open, exposing them to the mercy of the weather.

The lack of market shade has forced traders to improvise with cloth to cover their products.

The market women have appealed to the government to come to their aid, citing the need for a new shade, proper drainage, and security.

“We pay tolls every day, but nothing is happening. We are suffering,” said Precious Mawuena, a trader.

Felicia Demado, another trader, said, “We don’t have shade to showcase our goods. We are suffering. We need assistance from the government.”

Nuse Korkor, a trader, described the situation as “pathetic” and urged the government to rescue them.

Charity Awudi, also a trader, said the situation is affecting their businesses and making it difficult for them to take care of their families.

Belinda Ametefe, the market women organizer, described the situation as unfortunate and urged the authorities to provide assistance.

The market women are calling on the government to provide a new shade, proper drainage, security, and convenience facilities to help them carry out their businesses comfortably.

By: Gabriel Asempa | | Ghana

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