The Greater Accra Used Clothing Association (GAUCA) has inaugurated New Board Members to help facilitate the activities of the dealers of second-hand clothing at the Kantamanto Market in Accra.
The inauguration was held at the Allen Gyimah building at Kantamanto Market in Accra on Monday.
The GAUCA is an association created by dealers of second-hand clothing under the Ghana Union of Trade to promote, protect and secure the interest and welfare of its members.
The Board comprises the Chairman, Mr. Boakye Yiadom, Two Vice Chairs, Mr. Charles Afram and Mrs. Brown, Secretary, Mr. Kwame Asante, Assistant Secretary Mr. Edmund Alobra, Financial Secretary, Mr. Gyamfi, Treasurer Mrs. Georgina and Organizers Wofa Atta Frimpong and Abena.
In an interview with the newly Elected Chairman of GAUCA, Mr. Boakye Yiadom, he mentioned armed robbery at the Kantamanto Market as one of their major challenges.
As a result of this, he and his team pledged to tighten security at the market to minimize the rate of robbery.
“We are going to provide security so that they can have time and work together to make the market a secure place for all of us,” he assured.
He further pleaded with the government to reduce the tax on second-hand clothing and also help control the activities of the foreigners who larger stores at the Kantamanto market.
On his part, the President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng, also added that the free education policy should be revised by the government.
Adding his voice to all that was said, Mr Paul Oscar Ankumah, the National Patron of (GAUCA) urged the newly elected board to support and work together as one to put the association at higher heights.