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Stray Cows Take Over Kumasi City

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THE PRESENCE of stray cattle inside Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, is gradually becoming the order of the day and causing a nuisance in the Garden City.

These animals have of late been spotted in several public places in the city, a development that dents the image of Kumasi and its people.

Sometimes they are just one or two cows seen loitering around but there are times when about thirty or more cows of all sizes are seen taking over the streets.

Previously, these stray animals were typically seen in the rural communities but gradually the animals are moving to other areas including business districts

It has become a common sight to find stray cattle grazing in the plush-looking areas and along the streets and roundabouts leading to the center of town.

This development has become a major concern for most of the city dwellers, who are particularly worried about the danger the animals could pose.

They are therefore surprised that the city authorities have decided to shut their eyes for this dangerous spectacle to continue to grow.

Kwaku Kwarteng, a worried resident said “the animals can cross a vehicle and lead to bloody crash on our roads but nobody is talking about it”.

Afia Kwakyewaa, on her part, said Kumasi now looks like a village as stray animals could be seen virtually in every corner of the city.

Agya Boadu also said jokingly “I will not be surprised to see a a stray cattle in a banking hall or in the hospital one of these days”.

Agnes Kwao also entreated the city authorities to quickly dispel the stray animals from the streets to help restore the dignity of Kumasi.

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