The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, on Friday presented a Nissan Civilian bus to the Greater Accra Market Women Association.
The 33-seater bus would help facilitate the movement and activities of the association.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Accra, Mr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, said there was the need to support women in their activities to enable them develop their homes and the country at large.
“Women in the informal sector contribute significantly to the growth of the country and so the assembly would do its best to support women to expand their businesses, so that we all can enjoy,” he said.
He expressed worry about the recent flood that destroyed food items at the various markets in the city and assured them that the assembly together with the government would put up new structures at the various markets to enhance selling and buying,
Mr. Vanderpuije said the new market centres would have storage, a police station, offices, hospitals, among others to help safe-guard their wares during disasters.
The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, who did the presentation commended the assembly for supporting women and advised the association to make good use of the bus to prolong its life-span.
The president of the association, Mercy Nii Gyan, was optimistic that the new markets would help uplift the image of markets in Accra and on behalf of the association expressed gratitude for the bus.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong