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KMA to begin biometric registration of traders

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Kojo Bonsu
Kojo Bonsu

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) would on February 15, begin biometric registration of traders affected by the Kejetia/Central Market Redevelopment Project, which is being undertaken at a cost $298 million.

The goal is to build a comprehensive data base for smooth allocation of the new stores after completion of the project.

Mr. Kojo Bonsu, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), announced this at a meeting held with the leadership of the traders in Kumasi.

He said the exercise would involve the capture of names, fingerprints, photographs and other bio-data of those displaced by the project.

Those to be registered are the store owners and tenants and they would not have to pay any money.

Mr. Bonsu said the exercise would be carried out in phases and advised the traders to get actively involved to ensure its success.

The KMA, last October, performed the ceremony for construction works to start the state-of-the-art project. The phase one is expected to be completed before the close of the year.

Mr. Bonsu told them that geo-mapping of the affected stores had already been done to enable the contractors to build the new stores to meet the traders’ satisfaction.

He gave assurance that everything would be done to finish the project on schedule.

Mr. Emmanuel Danso, Consultant to the Contractors, advised the traders to provide accurate information, saying that, any information entered could not be altered.

Source: GNA

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