Members of the Abossey Okai spare parts dealers association have disagreed with a group calling itself Concerned Spare Parts Dealers who are contesting the government’s decision to relocate them to Afienya.
The association in its argument emphasized that the current business enclave has outlived its usefulness, hence, the relocation to a safe and conducive environment is in order.
As part of efforts to decongest the capital, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council has announced plans to relocate the traders to Afienya in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.
The Chairman of the Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association, Clement Boateng, while addressing the media said the relocation is in the interest of all.
“The security situation is bad, sanitation is not the best. Pilfering is rising…. and customers can’t even get a place to park their cars to patronize our business.”
Mr Boateng also criticized the spare parts dealers, who threatened to demonstrate if the government fails to rescind its decision to relocate them.
“It is an indictment on them. We want the whole world to know that our members are solidly behind us and are in full support of the project.”
“We cannot let this project slip out of our hands because of the selfish and parochial interest of the minority to the detriment of the majority,” Mr Boateng said.