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Kumasi Mayor Debunks Media Reports

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THE KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has vehemently debunked media reports that the assembly had granted a private contractor the permission to construct a project in the Kumasi Central Market.

According to the KMA, a news report, published by The Chronicle newspaper on Thursday, which suggested that it had granted a private contractor permission to work in the market, was false.

The KMA Boss, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, who happens to be a trained journalist admonished media practitioners to uphold the ethics of the profession and desist from yielding to external influences and pressures.

According to him, the KMA had not granted permission to any private developer to work at the Central Market, and found the publication extremely worrying.

In a related development, the mayor has warned private contractors to desist from building on Central Market lands, adding that the laws would not spare any offenders.

He stressed that, until the boundary for the second phase of the ongoing Kejetia/Central Market project is declared, no private contractor should work in the market, saying that the order is irreversible and applies to all.

The second phase of the project is expected to start soon.

By: Akwasi Boakye

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