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Animal market position us to wrestle competition from other districts-Tamale mayor


The Tamale metropolitan assembly has commissioned one of the largest animals markets in West Africa. The fifty acre land situated at Guunaayili, a farming community in the Tamale south constituency, when completed will have all basic social amenities. The animal market will operate every Thursday in a week.

The project was initiated by the assembly since 2008 which started under the District Wide Assistant Project (DIWAP) but was stalled.

The commissioning follows after a series of discussions with various chiefs, butchers and people dealing in animals in Tamale.

The animal market when completed will have a loading bay, police post and   drinking traps, for the animals and solar panels. Hanan Abdul Rahman Gundadow, the metropolitan chief executive for Tamale told media that veterinary services, water and electricity will be provided to make convenience for the butchers and other business people in the market.  

The entire 50 acre land the mayor said will be graveled because of the site was a low land area. ’’What it means is that we are expanding business opportunity for business people to expand their business’’ the mayor announced.

The market he said will also expand the assembly’s revenue base as well positioned to wrestled completion from other districts.

Hanan Gundadow however stated that the market will only trade with very healthy animals adding the assembly will not comprised on the quality of animals that will be trading in the market.

In 2008, the total cost of the project was estimated at 50 thousand Ghanaian cedis but is expected to be more due to the costly because of the facilities that will be provided.

The Tamale mayor noted that with the commissioning of the animal market, business opportunities are opened to the business-oriented people.





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