Some spare sections sellers at Abossey Okai say they will not relocate to Afienya in line with options by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council.
Describing on their own as Countrywide Concern Spare Components Sellers Association, they argue that Afienya will not be in their desire and have threatened to embark on a street protest if the conclusion was not rescinded.
“We vehemently oppose the proposed relocation, we look at the choice as extremely unfortunate for the reason that it will not support we the spare components sellers at Abossey Okai, relocating to a unique location the place we consider our company will not prosper,” Takyi Addo claimed.
At a push meeting in Accra Tuesday [May 10, 2022], and talking on behalf of their associates, Takyi Addo said it was only some customers who were being spearheading the transfer but not all spare components sellers in Abossey Okai are in favour of the move to Afienya.
The Higher Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has planned to relocate all spare components dealers from Abossey Okai in Accra to Afienya.
According to the RCC it is component of the campaign to “Make Accra operate.”
The government has identified a land in Afienya and was working towards allocating it to the spare parts dealers.
The land, in accordance to the Increased Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey is owned by the government and that letters have previously been despatched to the Lands Commission under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Means for the allocation.
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The vast majority conclusion
In the meantime, a co-chairman of the Abossey Okai Spare Areas Dealers Affiliation, Clement Boateng has explained the vast majority of their members have agreed to relocate to Afienya.
In phrases of numbers, he advised Graphic Online’s Juliet Akyaa Safo that about 90 per cent of them have agreed to go.
He claimed it was when some land and shop owners in the space listened to about it that they approached the association and reported they have been not in favour of the go considering that it was likely to influence their investments at Abossey Okai.
“We had a series of meetings with them, attempting as considerably as possible to access a compromise since we manufactured them to recognize that it is an optional anything and that it was not like they are going to be forcibly ejected from listed here [Abossey Okai] and so they really should be relaxation certain. So it has been back and forth and they seem not to recognize for the reason that they want to defend the so-known as investments that they say they have produced listed here [Abossey Okai]. But you are unable to just shield your investment, just about 20 men and women who say they have investments right here, can’t safeguard their investments at the price of about 5000 outlets listed here, these who have acquired stores here are about 5000,” he additional.
Mr Boateng stated that those opposing the supposed relocation where by some store house owners and couple of Spare Elements sellers.
“A large amount of men and women are not in assist of what the group is carrying out and we have instructed them that the relocation is optional. This implies that when the challenge at Afienya is done, not everybody will be moved. When we analyzed the waters and started out registering people today in excess of 2500 sellers have registered to be relocated,” he claimed.
He said in October past 12 months some shop proprietors approached the association and requested them to stop registering the dealers because some people have been no more patronising their store to which they heeded to.