Angry market women at Akyem Oda in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern region on Thursday, August 11, 2022, embarked on a massive demonstration against the ruling New Patriotic Party-led government for neglect.
The market women wearing readdress and red arm bands as well as headgears hoisted placards with various inscriptions to express their displeasure.
They accused the Member of Parliament Alexander Akwasi Acquah and the Municipal Chief Executive for Birim Central of neglecting them since the main market got burnt.
The traders are also disappointed in president Akufo-Addo for not honoring the promise made to them after the Oda Central market got burnt on 13th September 2021.
President Akufo on October 7, 2021, visited the burnt market and promised that the market was soon going to be reconstructed.
The displaced market women on Monday, August 8, 2022, commenced a week-long protest against their relocation from the central business city to Akyem Oda quarters top, a remote suburb.
As part of the action, the market women refused to sell their food items to buyers creating discomfort among consumers.
Market women argue that they had indicated to the Birim Central municipal assembly about the difficulty the planned relocation to Quarters top, a periurban area will bring to their businesses hence suggested a piece of land at the Central business area to be released for their relocation. However, the assembly refused to grant them.
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