Mr. George Mensah Akpalu, the Municipal Chief Executive for the West Akyem Municipal Assembly, has cut the sod for the construction of a 76-unit lockable stores for the new Asamankese market.
The GH¢ 1.6 million project is being funded by the Urban Development Grant and the West Akim Municipal Assembly.
The project, which started five weeks ago and is expected to be completed in 10 months, is currently 40 per cent complete.
The facility also has a mechanised borehole and washrooms.
Mr. Akpalu said by the end of December another 40 lockable stores would be added to the current 76 stores.
He said for the past two years the municipality has seen various forms of development projects in the education sector, health, access to market and improvement in the road network.
He said most of these projects are funded from the UDG, government and the assembly.
Baffour Awuakye Bempong, Asamankese Amananoni Hene said markets help to improve the economic activities of a community.
He said the project would support many market women selling various items to improve their livelihood.
Baffour Bempong appealed to the MCE to ensure that work on the town road rehabilitation project speeds up to reduce the inconveniences faced by commuters.
He appealed to all political parties to sensitise and educate their followers to avoid any clashes or violence in the coming elections.
Ms. Shirley Naana Osei-Ampem, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Asamankese Constituency appealed to the MCE to allocate some of the stores to the original traders who were ejected from the place for the construction of the project.
She also appealed to the assembly to build a crèche and kindergarten around the market so that the market women will have a place to leave their children to enable them have access to early education.