The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the construction of the new Anafo Market in Cape Coast in the Central region.
The project, which is being undertaken by the Coastal Development Authority (CoDA) as part of President Akufo-Addo’s $1,000,000.00 per constituency campaign promise, follows a needs assessment undertaken by the Authority through the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly, which ascertained a market as one of the most pressing needs of the Chiefs and people of the area.
The new Anafo Market, which will consist of over 260 stalls, restaurants and nurseries will be completed in 12 months and is expected to benefit traders and fish sellers in the community.
In a brief speech, Mrs. Akufo-Addo, who was in Cape Coast to engage with and empower women as part of activities marking International Women’s Month, commended CoDA for heeding to a need of the community which will go a long way to economically empower women.
She emphasised that as primary caregivers in most families women need adequate resources and opportunities so they can provide for their families.