Traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle station have expressed their dismay following the demolition of their stalls to make way for a major road-building project, the on-line version of The Ghanaian Times reports. The traders, mostly shoe-sellers, had allegedly been told by the city authorities that they would be made to leave only following the completion of the new pedestrians shopping mall for registered hawkers nearby. The market at Kwame Nkrumah Circle was due to open at the start of November but the opening has been delayed amid controversy about the allocation of stalls.
The 2.5 billion cedi project to expand the 6.4 km road between Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the Achimota district to the north into a three-lane dual carriageway got underway in 2003 and was scheduled for completion at the start of this year. It is not clear when construction will be finished.