The day-to-day activities of traders and customers at the Madina market have left the market square in a deplorable state.
Traders at the Madina market in the Greater Accra region are seen selling on a normal day peddling uncovered foodstuffs in a terrible environment. Raw and cooked foods are sold near refuse dumps and choked gutters in the market square.
Madam Theodora Anyoka, a trader at the market in an interview with gijonlinenews.com said the rubbish has been there for a long time and nothing has been done about it.
"The market is always busy and chocked, no one has the time to do something about this rubbish. After all it’s not our duty but the duty of the government. There is a big refuse dump just behind us and nothing has been done about that it so this is not anything." She said.
According to her, sums of money were collected from the traders by the Municipal Assembly to clean the place and yet nothing has been done about the muddy nature of the market especially when it rains.
Gij online news’s Felicia Andevie visited the Municipal Assembly to inquire from authorities on the allegations levied against them. A Board member of the Assembly who only gave his name as Mr. Adams stated his outfit is conscious about the situation and assured the public that measures are being put in place to make sure the situation is brought under control.
“We are aware of the condition in the market and measures are being put in place to put the market in a good shape.”
Story by: Felicia Agyeiwah Andevie (Diploma 1c)