A new built market has bern completed and handed over to traders of the Whindo in the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA) but there is a dramatic reason why traders still lineup on the road to ply their trade.
According to reports, traders have been warned a special prayer needs to be done before the market can be used and talking about what it will require to perform such prayer, a Fetish Priestess demands a red cow, a red sheep and a red goat to do that.
One market woman who was speaking to media personalities presence at the location explained there are claims the location of the market used to be a cemetery therefore sacrifices needs to be done before they can peacefully move in.
“I remember that some time back, a new market was constructed for the people of Apremdo. But prayers were offered before the traders were moved in. So, I believe it is the same thing happening here. What more, I have heard that where the new market is used to be a cemetery,” a worried trader said.
Some of the traders do not believe in the special prayer and are worried the market might be taken from them and given to other group of traders.
“we have only decided not to move in out of respect for the Chief and elders of the community and not necessarily because we are afraid of the gods”.
Assembly member for the area Alex Acheampong confirmed the demand for the “red cow, red sheep and red goat” together with other items for the “special prayers”.
“It is true that there is a demand for the said items. That is why the traders have still not moved in. But the last time I spoke with the Chief, he told me that he has contacted some people at the Whindo Abattoir and they have promised him that they can get the animals.”
“Recently, he informed me that those he contacted say they have the red cow. So, I believe that in the coming days the animal will be purchased for the prayers to be offered so that the traders can move in to the new market.” He said