Businesses of traders of former Koforidua-Ho station under threat

The re-location of the Koforidua-Ho lorry station to the main Kumasi Station is affecting businesses of traders at the old station.

The traders are therefore appealing to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly to provide them with spaces at the Kumasi Station to enable them do their business or the old Koforidua-Ho station be allocated to another transport group to help revive their businesses.

Ms Agatha Kavi, a “chop bar” operator, said traders were not informedthe day the drivers were leaving the old station to their new place as a result all the food they prepared went to waste.

Ms Phyllis Narh, a hair dresser at the old station, said she used to sell wigs, weave on and some hair products but now makes poor sales due to the relocation of the drivers.

She said hitherto passengers used to do their hair on arrival from the Volta Region before going to their various homes but are no longer coming.

Ms Narh complained that her business was collapsing and wished she could get a new place where she could get customers.

However, Mr James Mensah, who sells second hand clothing, said to him the market had not changed much but wished the station had not been removed.

The Koforidua-Ho Station Master, Mr. Johnson Gbeze, explained that the station had to be re-located to the present location because it was isolated and travelers from other parts of the Eastern Region found it difficult to walk that long distance. GNA

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