Court Clears Way for Kejetia Terminal Project
A HIGH Court in Kumasi, presided over by Justice Charles A. Wilson, has asked that works on the Kejetia Terminal project should continue.
The court has vacated an injunction that was placed on some portions of the Kejetia Bus Terminal, which has led to the delay on the completion of the project.
The injunction was placed on that part of the Kejetia Bus Terminal by All State Construction Company Ltd, a private company in Kumasi.
The company had argued that a portion of the Kejetia project which would be developed as utility area is close to its septic tank.
Based on that argument by the company, the court therefore placed an injunction on that part of the Kejetia Bus Terminal, some months ago.
The injunction therefore led to the Kejetia Bus Terminal, which was supposed to be completed in January 2018, being delayed for six months.
But during the court’s sitting on Monday, the presiding judge evicted the injunction on grounds that the Kejetia project is of public interest.
The court explained that the private company cannot continue to delay the important project for millions of residents if Kumasi to suffer.
By the court’s latest order, the Brazilian contractors, who are working on the Kejetia Bus Terminal, now has the permit to develop the utility area.
Meanwhile, the substantive case where the private company had sued the KMA for demolishing its building at the Kejetia Bus Terminal is still pending in court.
All State is demanding an amount of whopping US$2,606,795 from KMA for destroying its hospital equipment, which were kept in the demolished building at Kejetia.
The private company also wants the KMA to pay the value of the demolished building and in addition also pay general damages to them.
By: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher