KMA boss courts support to develop Kumasi

The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Samuel Payne, has appealed to all stakeholders within the development chain in the metropolis to put their hands on deck to ward off congestion and filth from the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.

Speaking on Akoma FM’s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Wednesday, Mr Payne urged that “in 2023, the development of Kumasi is a collective task and not a one-man show.

Let us ensure each and everyone out of goodwill deliver their assigned responsibilities to ensure sustainable development in the city”.

The Kumasi MEC stated that “city guards and police personnel who are deployed to direct traffic at congested areas somehow become compromised so they are not able to deliver, hence the reasons congestion has been at the apex, especially during and after the yuletide”.

The KMA in recent times has been heavily criticised for overlooking the mounting of kiosks and containers, thereby congesting the city centre. The situation is said to be turning the once green ‘Garden City’ into a village.

The charge was led by warlord of Kumasi Traditional Council, BaffourOwusuAmankwatia VI, who doubles as Bantamahene.

He vowed to lead the mobilisation of chiefs for the development of Kumasi, if the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) failed to do so.

However the KMA boss – who seemed to have a dissenting view – explained that the city authorities were assiduously working hard both from office and on-field to ensure sanitation was enhanced and to decongest the city centre for free flow of human and vehicular traffic.

“If I deploy a city guard to direct traffic and they do not comply, I can only fire the person but what if the replaced officer also does same? We cannot keep firing all city guards, the problem is not about the city authorities, it is more of attitudinal change.

“We have to ensure that in our own small way we do our best as agents of development in a collective manner to achieve the development and sanity we all crave for.”

Source: Akoma FM|3news.com|Ghana

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