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Demolish Buildings In Waterways! Manhyia Orders KMA

The Kumasi Traditional Council has entreated the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to demolish buildings found in waterlogged areas in the city.

Chairman of the Council who doubles as Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI said the assembly should not play diplomacy with structures in waterlogged areas but should always go ahead and pull them down to prevent persistent floodings in the city.

He said this when Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi appeared before the council on Monday, March 5, 2018.

He noted that there have been always accusations on chiefs for being mute on structures built in waterlogged areas since they are allegedly behind them.

Baffour, therefore, advised that the assembly should always go ahead and demolish all structures built on waterways that deemed necessary.

He, however, prompted the assembly of some buildings he has personally seen which are being built on waterways in the city.

He said mentioned Dekyemso as one of the areas where structures are situated in the river Dekyem.

He, therefore, called on the assembly to visit the area and assess all those structures and those deemed necessary to be demolished should be pulled down.

Hon. Osei Assibey also said a committee consisting of chiefs are to be established to tour all the waterlogged areas where structures are being built to assess them.

He said the assembly wants the demolition exercise to be collective and for that reason the involvement of chiefs will be needed.

Story by: Elisha Adarkwah

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