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OPINION: La Trade Fair Redevelopment; A Modern Market and Intercity transportation Hub needed for the people

The fair was initiated by Ghana's first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in order to stimulate the country's international trade and to carry forward his vision of pan-African union.


The people of La gave the International Trade Fair grounds to Dr Kwame Nkrumah to use it to the benefit of Ghana.


Due to our maintenance culture the International Trade fair grounds had deteriorated hence a redevelopment project needed.


Will this redevelopment consider the people of La Dadekotopon and build a modern Market, An intercity transportation Hub at the Trade Fairgrounds?


This request will ease the pressure of citizens traveling to the Accra Central Business district to buy stuff from people commuting from Teshie, Nungua and Tema.


Secondly an intercity transportation Hub will decentralize traffic and coordinate vehicular movements from Teshie , Nungua and Tema.


The Trade Fair Center as we know was designed and constructed from 1962 to 1967 by the Ghana National Construction Corporation (GNCC).


The chief architect was Victor Adegbite from Ghana. The designers of the fair were two architects from then socialist Poland, Jacek Chyrosz and Stanisław Rymaszewski.


The fair was initiated by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in order to stimulate the country’s international trade and to carry forward his vision of pan-African union.


The trade fair center and its first international trade fair was opened on February 1, 1967 by Joseph Arthur Ankrah, the then Head of State


The center lies on a 127-acre land it has shops, exhibition halls, clinics and stands.


There are several pavilions, among them Pavilion A, Pavilion B and the round Africa Pavilion


The people of La needs a Modern Market (Kejetia Standard), an Intercity transportation Hub, An event Center and a Container Truck park.


Credit: TT Caternor, La Dadekotopon

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