Police to eject traders from Ashaiman Mandela market

The Ashaiman Police Divisional Command is preparing to eject more than 1000 traders from the Ashaiman Mandela market for occupying a parcel of land belonging to the Command.

The Command is currently fencing the area and preparing to evict the women, some of whom have occupied the market for the past 19 years.

Queenmother of the Mandela Market, Tina Ahator in a passionate appeal pleaded with the President to come to their aid.

She said allowing the police officers to eject them from the market will be detrimental to the welfare of their children and families.

She told Joy News in an interview that “we cannot depend on our husbands alone. Without we the women, nothing will go on well and now they are sacking us from this place.

“We have gone for loans to support our business, now when they eject us from here where will we go and how will we repay our loans”.

“We are pleading with the police, IGP we are pleading with you, please hear our voice. Our president, John Mahama we are pleading with you to hear our voice, we have nowhere to go”, she said.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer for Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (AshMA), Kwasi Adu Gyamfi is urging the traders to stay calm.

He says the assembly is in talks with the police to suspend the ejection while a permanent place is secured for the traders.

“This market serves as an Internally Generated Fund for us so we are working very hard to relocate them. We are on track to ensure that we relocate the market”.

The Command is yet to officially respond to these claims by the traders though there were steps in July this year to eject them for posing a security threat.

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