The impasse between traders and management at the Kejetia Market overpayment of utilities has resulted in an accumulated debt of 3.6 million cedis owed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Management of the facility says traders have defaulted in paying bills for four months in protest against exorbitant charges
Managing Director, Kofi Duffour, says there are arrangements to address the concerns.
Traders at Kejetia Market pay GHc40,000 for electricity monthly with each shop paying average of 100 to 200 cedis.
To deal with the challenge, they want the management of the Kumasi City Market to get them separate meters.
In the past four months, the traders have suspended payment of electricity bills and other service charges in protest against delays in installing the meters.
The angry traders have placed red flags in front of their shops in protest against the delayed process.
Operations Manager of the Kejetia Traders Association, Ahmed Kwarteng, said they will continue to protest until their problems are solved.
Managing Director of KCM, Mr. Duffour, said a contract will be signed with Clou Ghana Limited this week to address the metering issues.
Mr. Duffour urged the traders to end their protest and help clear the debt to keep the facility running.