The minister hopes that a spare parts village will be built to relieve congestion in their current trading hubs while also providing more job opportunities.
He clarified that this was a proposal made during a meeting with the heads of the Kokompe and Abossey Okai spare parts dealers associations.
Mr Quartey, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central, revealed the plans on Asempa FM's Ekosii Sen, saying that the traders are ready to move at any time.
He stated that Kokompe traders have already offered land at Anyaa-Sowutuom for the purpose, as well as how to finish the construction by the end of 2021 to allow for the relocation.
“I've also started engaging with stakeholders to secure land for the Abossey Okai merchants, where we have about 5,000 shops and want to be known as the West Africa spare parts village in the future,” he said.
Meanwhile, Siaw Ampadu, an executive of the Abossey Okai spare parts dealers union, confirmed the minister's position on the same show.
“We have the support of our members, so it is not just something pursued by the executives,” he said. “We believe our hardworking minister will make our dream a reality, so we relocate in the next two to three years.”
Mr Ampadu also requested prayers for the minister, describing him as a blessing to the country.
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