Activities at one of Ghana’s biggest trading centres; the new Kejetia market, have come to a standstill after the management of the facility disconnected electricity supply to over 7,000 shops on Wednesday.
This comes after weeks of unresolved disagreements between the traders and the management over the payment of electricity bills.
Earlier last week, Management of the New Kejetia Market locked up hundreds of shops in the market following the refusal of the traders to pay their electricity bills and other service charges.
According to the traders, several complaints to the management of the market to provide each shop with personal meters have been unsuccessful.
“We’ve asked management and the board that for 7,203 shops to get one meter, it is unreasonable,” the chairman of the Federation of Kumasi Traders, Nana Akwasi Prempeh stated in an interview