Kumasi — The Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin, Isaac Osei, has made a call for the early reconstruction of the Kumasi central market into a modern market befitting the status of the city.
He said the move would help to put an end to the rampant fire outbreaks which have become an annual occurrence in the market.
The Subin legislator, who visited the market to sympathise with victims after a devastating fire outbreak two Sundays ago, has reiterated his call for legislation that would compel traders to insure their goods both in the shops and in transit, in order to reduce the burden on traders when disasters befall them.
The MP consoled the affected traders, and asked the KMA to expedite action to construct a modern market, to ensure that traders make ends meet.
He stressed the need for the construction to be done in phases, in order not to throw the traders out of business.
The Subin law maker further suggested that more satellite markets should be readily available in the metropolis to accommodate the traders who will be displaced at the Kumasi Central market by the reconstruction exercise.
Over 150 shops were gutted by fire, the second fire outbreak in the Kumasi central market, on December 30, last year