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Chiefs Support Kejetia Project


THE KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly’s (KMA) determination to get the Kejetia Bus Terminal project completed as soon as possible has received a lifeline.

The chiefs in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region, have pledged their unflinching support for the KMA to get the project completed.

Speaking on behalf of the chiefs, the Bantamahene, Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI, stated that the chiefs would not allow anybody to delay the project.

He has consequently ordered the KMA to pull down a recently constructed building at Kejetia, which is reported to belong to Nana Karikari Asante, a developer.

The Bantamahene said Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene’s order to Nana Asante not to build additional houses at Kejetia were ignored.

In this regard, he urged the KMA not to pay any compensation to Nana Asante, with regards to the newly constructed building.

The building under contention is also positioned right in the middle of the road so it would adversely affect the Kejetia Bus Terminal.

Baffuor Amankwatia, addressing the Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) meeting on Monday, said the Kejetia project would benefit the entire city.

He therefore stated that the chiefs would not allow anybody to adopt diabolic strategies to delay the completion of the project for the people to suffer.

The Bantamahene urged the KMA to make the necessary arrangement to evaluate and pay compensation to Nana Asante, on his other old buildings, which are also due to demolition at Kejetia.

He stated that a committee would soon be formed to work and resolve all the problems between the KMA and Nana Asante, adding, the committee would include chiefs and lawyers of KMA and nana Asante.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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