The second phase of the $298-million Kumasi Kejetia and Central Market Redevelopment Project has been scheduled to take off from the beginning of 2019, Mr Reginald Longdon, Director of the Contracta Engenharia Ltd., has said.
“We are hoping that this project will start on site in the beginning of next year and will have similar stall numbers to phase one. So, we are looking around 10,000 plus stalls in this place”, he said.
Speaking in an interview with Adehye FM’s Elisha Adarkwah on the sidelines of a meeting held by the construction firm with traders, he said the company has had experience from some mistakes they made during construction of the first phase, and will not be repeating such lapses.
“We have looked at concerns about ventilation flow, concerns about, maybe, creating larger shops, concerns about unloading… So, those are the things that maybe translated to that,” he said.
He added: “In the second phase, for example, you will see more use of solar panels to reduce the cost of electricity bills and things like that.”
Mr Longdon pointed out that traders who were relocated from Kejetia will be moved back to the redevelopment project.
Some of the traders who are to be relocated from the central market but will not get allocation at the Kejetia redevelopment project will be moved to a temporary area to for the second phase to commence.