Government to invest $840m in 11 markets

The markets include: 31st December, Markola,  Salaga, Mallam Atta, London, Tuesday, Makola number 2, City corner and convention centre.

Government is to invest 840 million dollars for the construction of 11 modern markets in Greater Accra to fit the millennium city status of Accra, the Chief Executive of Accra Metropolitan Assembly , Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye said at a stakeholders meeting.

Others include Mallam, Kaneshie and Abgogboloshie.

The facilities will have clinics, day care centres, offices and banking institutions to serve the over 25 thousand traders who  occupy the market.

He said cabinet and the finance ministry have given approval and tender has been opened.

"Over the years, we gave all talked about the fact that markets in Accra need a new face," Vanderpuye said. "That the market in Accra, the time has come for these markets to be redeveloped to fit the millennium city status for Accra."

He said the project is under a public private partnership and that the inputs of the leadership of the various markets were considered.

He said the markets designs for the various markets have been completed.

"We [have] taken it through PPP partnership  arrangement. We have worked with the leadership of the various markets. We have been able to put designs to each one of the markets that we have mentioned. There are 11 projects. Traders have been given input into the [market] designs. "

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