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Government to build modern markets

2011-02-01 20:22:23
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The Government has unveiled its plan to build ultra modern markets in all the regional, district capitals and major towns of Ghana.

The modern markets which will comprise three different models will have ancillary facilities such as banks, lorry parks, sanitation, health and post centres etc.

Madam Hannah Tetteh, the Minister for Trade and Industry disclosed this at a day’s road show workshop which was held in Tamale to showcase the proposed modern model markets that will be constructed in the Northern Region.

“The markets will be constructed to meet international standards in so that fire tenders will not find it difficult meandering through the structures when there is fire outbreak” she remarked. The Trade and Industry Minister encouraged all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region to develop the markets on public-private partnership basis.

Madam Hannah Tetteh noted that such a practice will enable the landowners, the district assemblies and other partners who will invest in the projects to make their returns for other commitments.

Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, the Northern Regional Minister and chief host of the show observed that the projects when completed will accommodate the increase in both economic activities in correlation with the increase in human population.

He tasked the District Chief Executives to take advantage of the proposed projects by wooing prospective investors to collaborate with them to achieve that goal.

Participants at the show included Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Coordinating Directors and planning officers, the clergy and various market groupings.

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