The government of Ghana has plans to launch a tender process for the reconstruction of the Makola Market and the Rawlings Park in the Greater Accra Region through a PPP model.
According to local sources, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is working on releasing the advertisement for the tender process within the next two weeks.
The project will involve the development of several facilities such as administrative offices, day-care centers, clinics, underground car parks, paved grounds, drainage and water harvesting facilities, temperature control rooms, sanitation points, warehouses, restaurant services, transit accommodation for traders, alternative solar power source, police and fire stations, shops and space for financial institutions.
Construction works are expected to begin during the first quarter of 2016.
Makola Market is a market place and shopping district in the centre of the city of Accra. One can find a wide array of products being sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from car parts to land snails. The market, dominated by women traders, sells, among others, fresh produce and manufactured and imported products.