The chief of Ananekrom, Nana Yaw Agyekum Sabraw has instructed traders not to pay taxes to the Asante Akyem North District Assembly over the deplorable nature of the market in the community.
According to the chief, the traders will only pay the required taxes only if the District Assembly fixed the deteriorating Market
He said, traders who sell along the road also find it difficult to sell our commodities because there is nowhere to stand.
The traders also complained of losses because they have to reduce the prices of their goods just to be able to sell something for the day.
They subsequently appealed to the District Assembly to quickly come to their aid by the way of renovating the market.
Their concern was that traders at the Market who took loans from the banks to trade in foodstuff and other consumable items do not have people to patronise their commodities due to the poor state of the market when it rains in the area.
They indicated that if immediate measures were not taken by the government to address the problem, the country’s laudable trade and business policies that President Akufo-Addo promised during his campaign to promote would be defeated.
To this end, they stressed the need for the government to immediately step in to do something about the situation so as to avoid the situation where businesses, particularly foodstuff business, would become unattractive at the Ananekrom Market.