Managers of the Kaneshie market in Accra are planning to build an ultra-modern car park for the market complex.

The multi-storey parking facility will be located at the lorry station and it will have ancillary facilities comprising a transport terminal, offices, shops, banks and restaurants, according to an official of the Accra Markets Limited (AML).

The project will look similar to the Accra central car park near the General Post Office and the SSNIT car park located opposite the National Theatre.

These car park facilities are believed to be generating more revenue because of their strategic locations and same will be for the planned car park for the Kaneshie market which is one of the major markets in Ghana with over 10,000 tenants.

But the project currently still runs on paper as AML says they are cash-trapped.

?We are actually looking at a multi-storey for offices and car park. It?s on the drawing board and we are looking for investors to come on board,? Mabel Anita Aihoon, Administrative Manager at AML told June 25, 2013 in an interview.

Mrs Aihoon said the facility will be a five-storey so ?commercial vehicles (trotro) will be at the ground floor?.

?As a necessary adjunct to any market to ensure convenience, there is a very big car park for commercial, taxi and private parking,? according to a document AML gave to

The current Kaneshie car park covers an area of 116 acres (13,456 square meters) and its space, according to officials, can take vehicles numbering over 500 at a time.

The Lorry Park is run by over 25 transport unions with their own executives. At the apex is the Kaneshie Drivers Welfare Union.

By Ekow Quandzie/


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