The Suame Market has been closed down indefinitely, only
three days after the partial lockdown on the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan
Area was lifted by President Nana Akufo Addo; the decision was taken by
the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Dr John Osei Bobie Boahen on the
spur of the moment on Tuesday morning.
Thousands of shoppers had crowded the market as cane-wielding traders
had clashed with City guards who had stormed the facility to enforce
social distancing protocols, as the deadly COVID-19 toll in the Suame
Municipality reaches five (5), overnight.
Speaking in an interview Kumasi-based Angel FM, Dr Bobie Boahen said,
“I won’t sit down for the disease to spread just because food stuff
must be sold; there are 10 markets in the municipality so if one shuts
down, the people of Suame would eat.
As at the time of filing this story, traders had mounted an offensive
against the directive by the MCE; but Dr Bobie insists that no business
would be allowed there until further notice.
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