Commencement of work on the second phase of the Kejetia Market Redevelopment Project in Kumasi risks further delay over movement of traders.
The relocation of traders from Kumasi Central Market to the new Kejetia Market has been characterized by controversy as political authorities engage in powerplay.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in May last year cut the sod for the commencement of phase two of the redevelopment project and the provision of associated infrastructure.
The €248 million project is being financed by Deutsche Bank of Germany, with export credit guarantee from the United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF).
But Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, and Kumasi City Mayor, Osei Assibey-Antwi, are said to be at the center of the confusion amid concerns about mounting project cost.