As the construction of the Mankessim market is under way as one of the three major markets been constructed in the country under the Special Initiatives Project, there is the need to meet various stakeholders to discuss matters that will help in the effective execution of the above-mentioned project.
Some members present were the Member of Parliament, Hon. Ophelia Mensah Hayford, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kenneth Kelly Essuman, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Joseph Acquaye Derben, the Presiding Member, the Divisional commander of the Ghana Police Service, heads of the various services, Nananom of the various Traditional councils in Mankessim, GPRTU, PROTOA, Assembly members in the Mankessim enclave and representatives of the Market women association, just to mention a few.
The Municipal Chief Executive stated that the market will consist of over 3000 lockable stores, over 2000 sheds and stalls, a fire service station, a police station and a lorry park. The project is expected to be completed in 2 years. However, usual market activities will take place simultaneously as the construction unfolds, Hence the support of all and sundry will be need to also reduce the traffic situation in Mankessim.
The Member of Parliament expressed her keen interest in this project as one that will benefit all citizens, and urged everyone to be a part of the success story. She also reiterated that, if all look beyond their various political affiliations, and consider it as a developmental project, then this project will be successful without any issues.
As the motto of the Mfantseman Municipality says “Nkabom Ma Ahoᴐdzen”, the Municipal Coordinating Director encouraged all to unitedly and actively support this agenda. For without the togetherness, we might not see this market as a reality come true.
To help with the decongestion of the traffic situation during the period of the construction, a task force was formed comprising of Hon Assembly Members, personnel of the Ghana Police Service, and representatives of the various associations.