DOME ZONAL COUNCIL DONATES 10 STREETLIGHTS TO DOME MARKET, INITIATES MOVES TO GATE IT TO ENHANCE SECURITY IN THE MARKET
GEMANEWS: Wednesday, 20th October, 2021; Dome
The Dome Zonal Council, one of the two Sub-Structures of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), has, as part of the effort of the Management of the Council to improve security situation in the Dome Market, donated ten (10) new streetlight bulbs to the Management of the Market.
The Zonal Council has also initiated steps to fence the Market and install gates at vantage points, while making efforts to level the Adehyeman-Dome Market of the road that stretches to Achimota ABC to make it more accessible to traders and the public and help address the perennial flooding on sections of the road at the Market.
This move forms part of the execution of the mandate of the Council as stipulated in the Urban Zonal Town and Area Council Act, LI 1967.
Speaking to GEMANEWS, the Secretary to the Dome Zonal Council, Joseph DeGraft Omanano, who was accompanied by the Chairperson, Hon. Patience Ofosuhene Okrah, Councilors, and Management, said the move was to "make the market place a safe-haven for the traders as well as all stakeholders".
"This, the Management believes will go a long way to reduce crime rate in the market", he added.
The Secretary further explained the rationale for fencing and gating the Market, which he noted was been done in collaboration with the Assembly.
"Management is also making arrangements to help fence the Market by fixing gates at all entrances and outlets. When this is done, all entrances will be closed at 6:30pm and open at 5:30am. Only the main gate and the bulk goods entrance will be allowed to be used in the evenings in and out of the market", he stated.
He called on all traders, patrons of the Market, and the various stakeholders, to support them in executing this project for the betterment of all.
"We are therefore appealing to all and sundry to support us, in whichever capacity they can, to make the market a better and safe place to trade", he requested.