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The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating council (RCC) has, with immediate effects taken over the management of the Bolgatanga central market which has been under refurbishment for over 15 years now.
The Regional Minister, Boniface Gambila, announced this on Friday when a group of market women demonstrated against the municipal chief executive for the alleged discrimination in the allocation of stores and scales.
Mr. Gambila told the market women that their action was inappropriate because the old market was still under refurbishment for upgrading into a super marketing befitting the states of the regional capital.
He also wondered why some individuals had encroached on the marketing to put up their own structures.
He made it clear that the market and the land belonged to the Tindanas (Land owners) and the municipal assembly which is under the RCC and therefore advised all those who have put up unauthorized structures to stay off from the market.
"Let me make it abundantly clear that from today no trader should go to the MCE to demand for a market store".
He has therefore demanded that all those who claimed they had stores in the demolished market to submit allocation letters sent to them and also to produce receipts to confirm that they were paying the necessary taxes.
Mr. Gambila said based on those facts the RCC together with the municipal assembly would set up a committee to investigate their claims and subsequently make a allocations of the stores when the work was completed.