A voluntary group that calls itself Queens, which is at the forefront of canvassing and mobilizing grassroot support for Trade Minister Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has heeded to the concerns of the women at the Kumasi Central Market.
The group has donated 200 bags of cement and trips of quarry stones to the Kumasi Central Market women to help improve their newly allocated market space for business.
Madam Sarkina, queenmother for mud fish sellers who received the materials on behalf of the Executives and the market women, expressed her appreciation and thanked the voluntary group for the kind gesture.
She further extended the appreciation of the sellers to President Akufo-Addo for the free Senior High School (SHS) policy and juxtaposed that to how market women were able to save the fees of their wards for other profitable ventures.
According to Madam Sarkina, although the market women were not certain on who becomes the next leader for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), they wholeheartedly stand with Queens and support the candidate they canvass support for thus, Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen.
She added that, all the market women were ready and willing to raise funds for the noble minister when the National Execuitve Committee (NEC) of the party finally opens up for nominations since they believe Mr Alan Cash understands the market women and appreciate their industry better with his years of experience at the Ministry.
This is not the first time Queens has made such a donation. They recently donated 200 bags of cement and trips of quarry stones to the Kumasi Race Course Market Women.
On their routine visitations and consultations to mobilizing a stronger support base for the NPP into the 2024 elections, Queens, a women voluntary group met with the Executives of the Kumasi Central Market to preach the strides chalked by the Trades and Industry Ministry under the able leadership of Mr Kyerematen and also check up on how the market women were faring since their relocation.
The market women shared some of their concerns and challenges and prayed the NPP-government to make sure each original shop or store owner gets an allocation upon completion of the new market.
The women also appealed to the government to support them with some building materials to help improve their current space for their trading activities.
Recently, the market women at the Kumasi Central Market were relocated to some satellite markets to create space for the construction of the phase II of the Kejetia Central Market by the NPP-government.
The ultramodern market was financed by the Deutsche Bank of Germany, with export credit guarantee from the United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF).
The phase II of the Kejetia Central Market is set to be completed in 2023.