Traders at the Asafo Market in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region today, Monday, 28 June 2021, demonstrated over the perennial flooding situation at the market.
The market got flooded as a result of two heavy downpours experienced in the metropolis.
Four lives were lost as a result.
The aggrieved traders wore red armbands and closed their shops to demonstrate.
They told Class News’ regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah that their wares, worth thousands of Ghana cedis, were destroyed by the floodwaters in the two-day rains.
They accused a contractor, who the market has been awarded for reconstruction, of blocking waterways, leading to the flooding.
They said they have channeled their grievances to the necessary authorities but nothing has been done about it.
They, therefore, threatened not to pay tax to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly if nothing is done about the flood situation.