The Kumasi Traditional council (KTC) with the support of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has directed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to use any appropriate force at their disposal to relocate traders operating in unauthorised places.

The Kumasi traditional leaders believe the recalcitrant traders have been pampered for far too long, therefore hindering KMA and KTC’s efforts to restore law and order in the regional capital so far as trading activities are concerned.

According to Chairman of the Kumasi Traditional council Bantamahene, Baffour Awuah Amankwatia IV, he is yet to come to terms with clear explanations as to why the traders are refusing to relocate to Afia Kob, Racecourse and other satellite markets which have all the basic social amenities.

Speaking in an interview with Ultimate News, Bantamahene said Kumasi belongs to the Ashantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, therefore the traditional council will not tolerate any act of indiscipline among traders in the city among traders who insist to sell on pedestrians walkways.

Most of the traders have resorted to trading on pavements and walkways.