The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Sellers Affiliation has stated that no vendor functioning in just the Abossey Okai enclave will be ejected.
In accordance to the association, the meant relocation to Afienya by the Larger Accra Regional Coordinating Council is optional.
A team recognized as the Countrywide Anxious Spare Pieces Dealers Association experienced on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 held a press conference to oppose the prepare by the federal government to relocate them.
However, the Co-chairman of the affiliation, Clement Boateng, at a push meeting in Accra past Wednesday defined that the relocation challenge experienced been on the drawing board for a lot more than 50 many years, in which the predecessors experienced appealed to successive governments to relocate them.
He said the current executive decided to push the request to all presidential candidates throughout the tour in the run-up to the 2020 normal election.
Subsequent that, he claimed, on assumption of business office, the Increased Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, had conferences with associates jointly with spare elements sellers at Kokompe, exactly where he pledged the government’s help to put up a modern West Africa automotive hub which would include things like stores, workshops, automobile gross sales centres, fiscal establishments and a railway line to transportation merchandise from Tema to the website.
The automotive hub would also involve schools, dining places, tailor made bonded warehouses and a medical center, a law enforcement station and supermarkets.
“The concept was conveyed to our associates at one of the typical conferences to solicit their sights on the challenge. There was an overwhelming support from our customers.
“However, before long immediately after the meetings, the store entrepreneurs commenced to specific their displeasure about the task.
We have had a number of conferences with them and have certain them that nobody is likely to be ejected from listed here. But they feel not to be content and have resolved to kick against the job,” Mr Boateng reported.
The vast majority help
Mr Boateng explained at present the vast majority of its associates experienced supported the relocation to Afienya and had already registered in that regard.
In spite of resistance by some dealers, Mr Boateng reported, they “will proceed to go after the job to its logical conclusion.
We want the general public to know that the govt are not trying to find their selfish curiosity as speculated by the team but we want to look for the curiosity and welfare of our members”.
Cause for relocation
He described the absence of rest room facilities, parking house and bad sanitary ailments as some of the motives why the relocation was needed.
Now, Abossey Okai has shut to 5,000 retailers and as of November previous year when we stopped the registration, in excess of 2,500 experienced registered.
“We are unable to allow this job slip out of our palms simply because of the egocentric and parochial interest of the minority to the detriment of the majority.
“The entire world is evolving and it is about time we modified ourselves to satisfy the demands of the developing automotive marketplace,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, a member of the National Worried Spare Parts Dealers Affiliation, Richard Obeng, claimed they would still reject the move to relocate till they engaged with the Better Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, who declared the prepare for their relocation.