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Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister has inaugurated a standard market facility in the Berekum Municipality of the Bono Region.

The project was constructed under the first phase of the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP) of the World Bank.

The facility, constructed at the cost of GHs 7,524,001.59 has seven number 20 unit stalls, a Crèche, police post, passenger waiting area, toll booth, and ticketing room, pavements bus terminal, and sheds, as well as installation of street lights fitted with 150 watts LED lamps.

Others include 60 lockable stores, health and fire posts, 10-seater water closet toilets, urinals, and surfacing of a 1.35-kilometer access road.

The Regional Minister, who inaugurated the facility as part of her working visit to the Municipality said, the market would enhance economic activities in the area and therefore tasked the Municipal Assembly to take advantage and increase its revenue generation.

Madam Owusu-Banahene asked the Assembly to collaborate with the Berekum Traditional Council and ensure proper maintenance of the facility.

Daasebre Dr Amankona Diawuo II, the Paramount Chief of Berekum Traditional Council, commended the government for the project and expressed the hope that the facility would spur rapid socio-economic growth and development of the Municipality.

Accompanied by the paramount chief, the Regional Minister performed a ground breaking ceremony for work to begin on the second phase of the GSCSP project in the municipality.

Works on the second phase of the project costing about GHC 6,856,904.53 consists of the construction of 745-meter British Inn Junction road and installation of street and traffic lights.

Other components include construction of two-storey 40-unit lockable stores, banking hall and offices, as well as another two-storey 48-unit lockable store.

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