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Plans has been announced by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) to construct a total of 142 stores at Ho market in Ghana.
Speaking to the media, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ho, Prosper Pi-Bansa said the construction which will be in two separate project will commence simultaneously in three weeks, under the Ghana Secondary City Support Programme.
According to Pi-Bansa, the move was in response to Ho’s status as a rapidly growing municipality, and also to promote more robust business activities in the regional capital.
He further said the first lot of the project involved the building of 58 stores, whilst 84 lockable stores would be constructed under the second lot. With seven contractors bid already submitted for the first lot, whilst five had tendered for the second lot.
On the project cost, the MCE explained that although the projects would be funded by the assembly through a World Bank facility, the exact cost of the projects could only be determined after they had been awarded on contract.
The projects were scheduled to be completed in 10 months.