The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong, has inaugurated 100 market stalls constructed by the Kwaebibirem Municipal Assembly at GH¢200,000.
The facility, situated at Kade, was financed with the assembly’s share of the Responsive Factor Grant of the District Assemblies Common Fund.
Mr Acheampong advised the beneficiary traders to take proper care of the facility in order to lengthen its lifespan.
He also urged them to honour their tax obligations to enable the assembly to generate sufficient revenue to provide more of such development projects.
The regional minister stressed that the provision of market facilities was among the measures by the government to create more employment avenues for the masses.
He commended the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Seth Antwi Boasiako, for initiating many quality development projects to improve the lot of the people and called for massive support for him so as to benefit from more of such projects.
He enjoined the people to participate actively in the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC) to ensure its success.
The Kadehene, Osabarima Agyare Tenadu, praised the MCE for his commitment to the development of the municipality, especially the expansion of the Kade Central Market, tarring of the Kade town roads and the improvement of health facilities in the area.
He appealed to the President to retain Mr Antwi Boasiako as the MCE to continue his good works in the municipality.
The Kadehene subsequently named the new market stalls after Mr Antwi Boasiako in apparent recognition of the MCE’s performance.
He also praised the government for the development and progress of the nation.
Mr Antwi Boasiako advised the beneficiary traders to put the market stalls to good use, warning that anybody found selling or renting the facilities to other traders would face the necessary sanctions.
He urged the traders not to obstruct others by selling or displaying their wares on the streets around the market.
Early on, a large crowd of placard-bearing people had given Mr Antwi Boasiako a tumultuous welcome as he made his way to the durbar grounds.
The group, which kept shouting appellations and showered praises on the MCE, appealed to the President to retain him as the MCE.
Mr Antwi Boasiako has been the MCE of the area since 2017.