KMA Backs Contractor Over ‘Boolaho’ Project
THE KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has given Nat Uprising Company Limited, a Kumasi-based private company, the green light to turn ‘Boolaho’, a deprived area near the Kumasi Central Market, into a modern market.
The company, owned by Mr. Nathaniel Amankwa Cudjoe, an accomplished entrepreneur, is expected to construct commercial stores, sheds and a modern public toilet facility, among others at Boolaho.
This news, which would certainly delight Kumasi residents, was disclosed to newsmen by Mr. Abraham Boadi, Presiding Member (PM) of KMA.
According to Boadu, aka Opooman, Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, had given its blessing for the project.
He explained that the confusion that led to traders at ‘Boolaho’ initially kicking against the project had been resolved, noting that the contractor would relocate the affected traders before the project starts.
Opooman further disclosed that the contractor would also bring back the affected traders after the completion of the ultra-modern facility.
“The impasse between the traders and the contractor was before the Complaints and Public Relations Committee of the KMA, of which I am the chairman, and a lasting solution had been reached for the project to take place”, he said.
Opooman expressed delight about the lasting peace that had been reached between the traders and the contractor, saying the project would help improve sanitation at Boolaho and also boost business activities in Kumasi.
By: Kwadwo Essel