On March 8, 2023, a significant rainfall caused the Kejetia Market in the Kumasi Metropolis to flood.
Two hours passed during the downpour. Items valued thousands of Ghana cedis were lost.
The Ashanti regional reporter for Ghanatodayonline.com Jacob Agyenim Boateng, spoke with some of the affected merchants on Thursday, March 9, 2023. They voiced dissatisfaction that nothing had been done to address the situation despite the market being continuously flooded.
They requested assistance from the government and the market officials.
“You wouldn’t have found a spot to step if you had arrived here sooner.
All of my goods were ruined.
Therefore, we are pleading with the officials to intervene and assist us, said a male store keeper at the market.
By the time we arrived, all of our belongings were soaked, a female merchant remarked.
Everything has been devastated, so we request the KMA to desilt the pipes if necessary and assist us.
In order to prevent inundation, Frank Antwi, the president of the Concerned Kejetia Traders Association, advised market sellers to keep their products off the ground and up on raised tables.
In addition, Mr. Antwi begged the KMA Mayor to distill the sewers because they are overflowing with refuse.
The organization had previously filed a lawsuit against the market’s administration for flooding-related harm to their members’ property, the chairman further disclosed.
But he added that they were still expecting the court’s ruling.