The Akim Oda Nkwantanum Market in the Birim Central Municipality will benefit from various projects under a “Secondary City Project,” which would be sponsored by the World Bank.

The projects, which would start in January 2020 comprised of the provision of stores, crèche, sick bay, 30 meters U-drain, lorry station and passengers’ waiting lounge.

Mr Awudu Aziz, the Birim Central Municipal Planning Officer in an interview with Ghana News Agency after a stakeholder’s forum at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region said the projects would be spearhead by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

The forum was attended by officers from the Environmental Health Unit, the National Disaster Management Organisation, Ghana Private Road Transport Union, the Market Management Committee and traders.

Mr Aziz said the Secondary City Project was one of the initiatives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, which was being implemented in 25 districts across the country.

Madam Victoria Adu, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive said the provision of the crèche was of utmost importance as traders would have their kids being catered for while they transact their businesses.

Mr Nelson Ntiamoah, a member of the Market Management Committee assured drivers and traders that their relocation would be addressed before the commencement of the project to allow for speedy work.

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