Wednesday, 20 October

Kumasi Kejetia market traders to march over ECG disconnection

Kumasi Kejetia Market

Traders in the new Kumasi Kejetia Market have threatened to demonstrate against the Board members of the market on Thursday, 14 October 2021, in connection with the disconnection of electricity to the market by the Electricity Company of Ghana over utility debts.

The traders say the board members of the market are incompetent and want the board to be dissolved.

The General Secretary for the Combined Kumasi Kejetia Traders Associations, Mr Reuben Amey, told Kumasi FM's Elisha Adarkwah that the board’s refusal to approve meters for each store led to the disconnection by the ECG.

The whole of the market uses only one meter, which has led to a series of demonstrations by the traders.

The traders had demanded that the board of the market approve a contract agreement for a contractor approved by ECG to provide each trader with a meter.

The traders have, however, refused to pay light bills to the management of the market due to the board’s refusal to approve the meter contract.

This has led to the accumulation of unpaid electricity bills for six months by the market, leading to the disconnection.


Mr Amey said the board members of the market are incompetent.