Traders at the newly constructed Kejetia market are calling for a reduction in the electricitiy bills they are paying.
According to them, they are paying a whole lot of money for electricity because the over 40,000 shops in the market are connected to one electricity meter,
This they said is affecting their sales and businesses.
Spokesperson for Kejetia Petty Traders Association Andrews Quophy speaking in an interview monitored by vscbusiness.com said, “we cannot pay the bills because is too high”.
“Can you believe that this whole facility has only one meter so when the bill comes, it is shared among the traders and we think this is bad and it’s really affecting our business?”
The traders are therefore calling on management of the market to allocate separate meters for each shop to settle the issue of high electricity bills.
Meanwhile the traders have also complained about the fast developing defects on the facility.
Maintenance of the facility has been misplaced as traders complain about leakages at the slightest downpour.
The traders called on management of the market to allocate separate meters for each shop to settle the issue of high electricity bills.
Community Relations Officer for Contracta, builders of the market, Emmanuel Danso appealed to traders to exercise restraint as the technical team assiduously works to correct the defects.