Managers of the Kejetia Market, has announced that the facility will close at 7pm from June 1, this year.
Managing Director of the Kumasi City Markets Limited, Kofi Dufour Addai, said the decision was to reduce the cost of operation, and enhance the security and safety of traders at the facility.
Currently, trading and related commercial activities are allowed within the ultra-modern market between 6am to 7pm.
Mr. Dufour Addai emphasized that the managers would not permit public or commercial vehicles e into the facility from June 1 and cautioned the traders and public to endeavour to comply with the directive when brought into force as the managers would not comply to any form of indiscipline.
The Managing Director stated that the decision had been communicated to the traders to inform them of the impending changes.
The latest development comes as a result of the recent fire outbreak at the Kejetia Market, destroying some merchandise.
The incident, which is being investigated, led to the temporary closure of the facility to allow fire experts and the police to assess the situation.
Kejetia/Central Market Re-development Project, commenced in 2015, to replace the ageing open-space Kumasi Central Market, considered as one of the biggest trading hubs in the sub-Region.
It was inaugurated in 2018, and has about 8,420 stores, a clinic, a police station, a social and recreational centre, ICT centre and a post office, a fire post, banks and a crèche.