KMA interdicts two for non-functional Rattray Park fountain

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has in a swift move interdicted the General Manager of the Rattray Park as well as the head of the Information Technology (IT) Department for their roles in the non-functioning water fountain at the famous recreational park in Kumasi.

The two workers are said to have played a part in the disappearance of the operating system of the dancing fountain which was recently constructed by the Assembly under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regime.

Addressing a General Assembly yesterday, the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Kumasi, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi said the KMA was displeased with the excuses given by the two in connection to the disappearance of the pen-drive which contained the operating system of the water fountain.

Subsequently, the Police have been tasked to conduct further investigations into the matter so as to locate or prosecute the offending officials if the system is not found.

Mid last month, officials at the KMA discovered that the water fountain at the famous recreational park was not working.

Hurriedly, the Metro Chief instituted an investigation into the non-functional facility since that was the main reason many residents in the region patronized the Park.

Consequently, startling revelations emerged that the water fountain was being operated by a pen-drive which contained the operating system.

Strangely, there was never a case that the fountain failed to operate when the former Mayor, Kojo Bonsu occupied the position at the Assembly as Mayor.

Announcing many projects the KMA has instituted, Mr Osei-Assibey mentioned the intensification of the Assembly’s operation Clean the city and Greening project, a project aimed at cleaning the various streets, markets and the planting of trees along the routes in the metropolis.

This project, the Mayor announced has been given a boost by the President’s decision to officially grace its maiden launch before the end of the year.

Three major lorry terminals, the Kyirapatre, Sofo-line and Anwomaso terminals which had been choked and affecting vehicular movement are being reconstructed to reduce traffic and congestion in the city, the Mayor disclosed.

On Sanitation, the MCE mentioned the successful recruitment of about 200 personnel from both the National Service Secretariat and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to help conduct outdoor sensitization campaigns to ensuring the citizenry inculcate into their scope the art of properly disposing of rubbish and refuse.

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