Plans are in far advance by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to be build four(4) composition plants at some vantage points in the metropolis, according to the Municipal Chief Executive of Kumasi, Honourable Samuel Pyne.
The mayor of Kumasi disclosed that about 70 percent of the revenue generated in the metropolis is used to manage filths in the metropolis.
He added that, the new composition plant will help fight against filth in the metropolis.
In a strongly worded statement, the City Boss has ordered the leadership of some transport union to dredge a stretch of drain situated just in front of their place of operation.
“Any act of non-compliance to the directives as announced, will attract a stern and painful consequence;” he warned, adding that recalcitrant unions that go affront to the order will have their respective stations closed.
“By Monday I will be here personally and if we notice that they (drivers) have not done it, I will close the stations down”, he told the press during a clean-up exercise organized by the assembly on Saturday 30th July 2022.
Surprisingly when the Mayor and his team visited some lorry stations whiles the cleaning exercise were ongoing, some drivers were seen busily getting their vehicles loaded with passengers whiles some executives of the union were so relaxed, making no attempt to partake in the clean-up exercise.
Addressing the media, Hon Sam Pyne expressed grave disappointment in some of the drivers for their unpatriotic behavior.
He brought to light that the Assembly spends not less than GH 30,000 in each clean-up exercise.
“This is about the third time we have carried out a clean-up exercise since I assumed office. We spend not less than GHs 30,000 anytime we hold a single of such activity,Hon. Pyne said.
” Your transport area of operation is full of filth and instead of you joining hands with us in the exercise you have relaxed”, he roared.
Joining them in the foregoing unpatriotic conduct were food vendors who were also trading on pavements.
Some pedestrians were also spotted seated on benches and tables provided by the food vendors on pavement and were busily satisfying their appetite as disgusting odor from stinking gutters mixed with the passing air confront them.
Showing them the way, the city mayor instructed them to pack and leave the area after cautioning them on the dangers associated with trading in such places.
The clean-up was carried out in places including Dr. Mensah, Kejetia, Adum, Central market, Bantama, Alabar among others.
Though most traders did not partake in the exercise, their shops remained closed until the activity was over. This the mayor underlined as one of the things the assembly hoped to achieve.
Finally, Hon Sam Pyne gave a 3-day ultimatum to operators of transport stations located at Adehyie market; opposite the Kumasi Zoological garden.
By Simon Opoku Afriyie