Chief Of Staff Cuts Sod For Reconstruction Of Salaga Market


The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has on behalf of the president, John Dramani Mahama, cut-sod to start the reconstruction of the Salaga Market within the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

The redevelopment of the market The Herald gathered, is a partnership agreement between the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

Performing the ceremony to start the project, Mr. Debrah said, President Mahama, has directed that everybody, who was in the market before the redevelopment exercise be attended to before anybody from outside.

This is to ensure that traders, especially women, who have occupied the very old market for decades get their spaces back for their trading business.

Chief Executive of the AMA, Alfred Okoe Vanderpujie, who is also the NDC parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South, urged the people to see the party as their own.

He said, it was only under the NDC that, 120 millennium schools, have been built for the people of Accra.

He noted that President John Dramani Mahama, was supposed to have cut the sod for the project but could not make it because of other pressing assignments hence his Chief of Staff being here to that on his behalf.

On his part, the Mayor of Accra who is also the NDC parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South urged the people to see the party as their own.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, said this was one of the projects that have been on the table of the Chief of Staff, since his days as the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development with him as his Deputy.

He revealed that, London market, also in the same area would also be redeveloped immediately the Salaga market was completed.

He advised the supporters, who had gathered at the ceremony to be wary of the change mantra, as the work of the hard worker must be rewarded.

He assure them that in six to ten months time, the market will be ready for distribution to everybody, who was in the market before the redevelopment exercise.

The Gbese Mannste, in the Odododiodioo Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, has dared to relinquish his stool, if President John Dramani Mahama, does not win the December 7, presidential and Parliamentary polls.

Nii Ayi Bonte, made this promise in the full glare of the sitting MP and Minister for Youth and Sports; Nii Lante Vaderpuije, the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, the Presiding Member of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Ayeh Dartey, the Coordinating Officer of AMA, Ernest Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Social Security and Insurance Trust (SSNIT)

Others were, Nii Dodoo Nsaki, Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, as well as Chief of Otublohum and Nii Ayikai III, Chief of Akamadjen, among others.

According to the Chief, who was onetime Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Hearts of Oak Football club, Accra has benefitted a lot under the governing National Democratic Congress and he will not sit on the stool, if the party fails to win the December 7, polls.

Speaking in the Ga language, he said I will resign my seat as the Chief of Gbese and the Adonten of the Ga State, if President John Dramani Mahama, fails to win this year’s election.

“Accra has seen a lot be it the boxing arena, the Mudor waste treatment plant, the Ayalolo Bus Rapid Transport among others”, he said at the sod –cutting ceremony for the commencement of the redevelopment of the Salaga Market in the Odododiodiodio Constituency last Sunday.

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