The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nkwanta North, Jackson Jackayi, has cut sod for the construction of a modern market shed in Kpassa, the District Capital.
The project is part of development plan drawn to enhance socio-economic development in the district which is identified as one of the underdeveloped districts in the Volta Region.
The first phase of the project which is expected to cost about Gh¢100,000 and be completed in six months is being financed from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) and Internally Generated Fund.
Mr. Jackson Jackayi expressed optimism that the project would boost the assembly’s revenue mobilisation and as well, improve livelihood of residents.
He indicated that the provision of the shed is aimed at housing traders who usually display their wares along the principal street leading to the market and hinted that upon completion, traders along the streets would be evacuated and forced to take sheds in the market to ease traffic on the road during market days.
The District Director, Mr. Sevlo Adjei appealed to the residents to pay their taxes promptly to empower the assembly deliver more development projects to their benefit.
Speaking on behalf of traders in the Kpassa market, Faustina Donkor commended the assembly on the initiative and appealed for a timely completion of the market shed.
Some of the traders who spoke to voltaonlinegh.com indicated that they are compelled to trade along the streets due to unavailability of space and shed in the market.
They however, promised to immediately evacuate the streets once enough space is provided them in the market.
By: Obrempongba K. Owusu/voltaonlinegh.com