This place has stalls, hawkers shouting on top of their voices to be heard by buyers, commercial drivers honking their horns to ward off some traders who have displayed their goods by the roadside, people going about their daily duties and porters on standby to help buyers carry their goods to various destinations.
This is the scene at the 'Central Market' in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Porter: I am here to make ends meet. At this place, there are many people who come to trade so I am assured of my daily bread.
Commercial Driver: I don't like it when I use the road through this marketplace. The traders have almost blocked the road with their wares. The government should hurriedly finish the 'Kejetia Market' (near completion) and move them (traders) there.
Vegetable Vendor: I don't like it here but where else can I go. I admit it is dangerous being here but due to the crowded nature of the makeshift market, people would rather buy from us along the road than go through the hustle.