Butchers demonstrate against 'inconvenient' Kejetia allocation
The Association has therefore requested the Mayor of KMA, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi to relocate them before further action is embarked.
The Kejetia-Domeabra Butchers Association have protested against their inaccessible location of business presented by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KAM) on Friday, June 26, 2020.
According to them, their new place of trade has contributed to low patronage of purchases, and majority of their customers have been lost.
The Association have therefore requested the Mayor of KMA, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi to relocate them before further action is embarked.
“This is a difficult place to come by hence the name Domeabra (come if you love me). We are demonstrating because our leaders failed to tell us the truth concerning the inconveniences of our new location,” Chairman of the Association, Musah Abdullah spoke to SoireeNews.
“Our chairman has been deceiving us all this while. We are hungry. We need money for our families and to acquire a place to lay our heads. We have been here for two to three months and we are gaining nothing.
"There is something they are hiding hence the demonstration to express our dissatisfaction. Had it not been the respect we have for the Asantehene, this protest would have been worse. We are pleading unto the Asantehene to help us relocate to a better place,” he added.
The angry butchers informed that during their days at the Kumasi Central Market, the trade was very beneficial and their whereabout was easy to be reached unlike the status at Kejetia.
“During the days at the central market, sales were very immense. Our customers are refusing to come because of the distance and it is not helping our finances at all. We have notified them of the extra spaces in the market which would be suitable for our trade yet they are refusing to listen to our plea,” Abdul Wahab Azan spoke.
The angry butchers released that if the Kumasi Mayor refuse to come to their aid and resolve challenges by providing them an appropriate place, they would address their grievances to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Manhyia on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
“We are conveying a message to the Mayor of Kumasi to uphold our sentiment and help us. If he does not give us any judicious response concerning our allocation, we will march to Manhyia and petition the King to help us,” the Association chairman said.