Member of Parliament for Sekondi, Andrew Egyapa Mercer has hinted that the government is almost about concluding on plans for the redevelopment of the Sekondi market. According to him, there’s been quite an extensive preparatory work done about the project, and he hopes that financing of the project would feature in the 2021 budget statement.
“Extensive work has been done. They may not be aware. all they want to see is the market but it doesn’t happen like that.
“We’ve actually executed an MoU with contractors… government has really engaged construction companies to do a phased development of Sekondi- Takoradi markets. Phase I is the market circle that parliament approved in April. They’ve completed the feasibility and they are about completing the designs for the Sekondi market. By the grace of God is by next year we are still in power, I can almost guarantee as a matter of certainty that the market will feature in the 2021 budget,” he added.
The Sekondi Market is one of the oldest markets in the Western Region. In fact, it dates far back into pre-colonial era. Since 2017, the Member of Parliament had insisted on the redevelopment of the market into a modern one to offer traders some convenience.2