Zackary Cobbina, a Philanthropist and Managing Director of Zackmus Company, in reaction to the visit of the Vice President of Ghana, H. E. Alhaji Dr Mahmoud Bawumia, has provided shelter for Head Porters (Kayayos) and traders of Agbogbloshie market.
The gifted facility is to help reduce the accommodation and security problems that the head porters, popularly called Kayayos and traders in the market face in the course of their activities.
The facility includes about 50 rooms, state of the art toilet and bath facilities, changing rooms, storehouse to keep products safe and other facilities to bring comfort to the cherished traders.
According to Zachary Cobbina, he grew up in the market with his mother, selling items like coconuts and other products growing up.
To him, the Vice President’s visit and pledge opened his eyes to a natural responsibility to give to the society that made him what he is today.
He said, if the government has introduced the one district one factory policy, then he could chart a course of “One district, One public place of shelter” that contains everything needed for good living.
The project, which is self-financed and estimated at about Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHø500,000.00), is expected to be completed before Christmas and also to be replicated at Ashiaman and other deprived markets.
The Agbogbloshie market and township is heavily deprived of infrastructure and amenities.
Traders who spoke to newslinegh.com, complained that they are charged One Cedi (GH1.00) by market authorities for just hanging around the market for the night. According to them, they have to stand all night when it rains.
They expressed profound excitement for the project, being their long term dream.
It would be recalled that on September 20, 2019, the Vice President of Ghana visited the Agbogbloshie market as part of his official tour of the capital, making a promise that government would build affordable shelters for stakeholders of the market.
Zachariah further advised well to do Ghanaians to emulate his actions and replicate same in various sectors to help speed the much needed development desired.
Source: Frederick E. Aggrey/www.newslinegh.com