The Central Business District (CBD) of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis will be closed down from Thursday 28th May, 2020.
This is as a result of disregard for social distancing protocols at the market. Putting in place measures to ensure that there is enough spacing between the market women, the local authorities relocated those at the peripheral of the market circle to the Jubilee Park in Takoradi.
Since the end of last week, some of the traders who were relocated to the Jubilee Park started going back to the peripherals of the Market Circle, citing slow business at the Jubilee Park as the reason for their going back to the Market Circle.
The authorities have therefore taken a drastic decision to close down all major markets in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis from Thursday.
Prior to this decision, the Information Service Department (ISD) issued caution to traders at the market over the total disregard. The closure of the market, is being considered as a means of curbing community spread of the COVID-19.
This decision has become necessary as the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has in recent times become the hot spot for COVID-19 in the Western Region.
In one of the COVID-19 updates of President Akufo-Addo, he commended the local authorities in Sekondi-Takoradi for the novel initiative to relocate the traders to the Jubilee Park and also the traders for adhering to social distancing.