The Kwaebibirem Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region is constructing 400 market stores at Kade at a cost of GH¢540,000.
The Kwaebibirem Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Seth Antwi-Boasiako, cut the sod last Friday for the commencement of the project which is expected to be completed in six months.
He said the project was being financed with funds from the assembly’s share of the District Assemblies Common Fund and also from revenue it generated internally.
According to the MCE, 600 additional market stores would be built during the second phase of the project which was expected to be tackled by close of the year.
He advised traders and drivers who plied their trade in the market area to cooperate with the contractor working on the project and assist where necessary so that work on the facility can be completed early.
The MCE assured traders who have been displaced because of the project that they would be given priority when the time came for allocation.
He urged them to move to the temporary location offered them in order to free the area for construction works to begin, while entreating the contractors undertaking the project to ensure that they produced quality work that would stand the test of time.