Prez Promises new Kaneshie market
President Mahama yesterday brought traffic and trading activities to a standstill when he took his Greater Accra campaign tour to the Kaneshie market to interact with market women, shopkeepers, drivers and transport unions.
The market women chanted in different languages and cheers the now popular chorus, JM TOASO, TOASO, TOASO, particularly when the President announced the intention of the NDC government to expand the Kaneshie market to the standard of Kejetia, in Kumasi and Kotokoraba in Cape Coast.
President Mahama promised to rebuild the main lorry park, asphalt roads and transform the Kaneshie Market area.
President Mahama, additionally promised the traders skip trucks to help improve on the hygiene conditions of the market.
The Kaneshie Market was incorporated in 1972 under the Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) as a Private Limited Liability Company operating under Legislative Instrument 1043 of 1975, commissioned in 1979 , will see improvement of its sanitation, enhanced storm drains and ancillary drainages when voted into power for his second term, according to the President John Mahama.
The President who is currently on a tour of the Greater Accra Region, made a stop at the market, and reiterated that, even though the Kaneshie Market is one of the few modern markets to be built in the early stages of Ghana’s development, sanitation has been a major challenge.
President Mahama assures the people of Kaneshie and its environs that his government would continue to work hard to solve the perennial flooding situation in the area when his mandate is renewed come Dec. 7.
The President called on the traders and caution them “to desist from violence” in the build-up to the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.