The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has warned traders who have acquired shops at the Afia Kobi (Abinkyi) market to move in before October 4, or else forfeit them.
According to a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer to the Kumasi Mayor, Mr. Clement Kegeri, the shops would be reverted to the KMA if after the October 4 the traders fail to take occupancy.
The KMA, according to Mr. Keger, had regretted that the traders were trying to thwart their efforts at making Kumasi a commercial city.
He disclosed that most traders who acquired the shops at the Afia Kobi (Abinkyi) market were still trading on pavements at various locations in the Kumasi metropolis, which, he said, the city authority would not take kindly to.
The Abinkyi market was built about a year ago after the Asantehene indicated his preparedness to take over his land at the race course, for the construction of a shopping mall dubbed Sunshine City.
The Sun City project, upon completion, would comprise hotels, shops and other places for recreation.