Research conducted by The Punch newspaper has it that the attitude of traders in Kumasi, Ashanti regional capital, are destroying the beauty of the city.
This is because Traders have encroached unauthorized areas and have erected illegal structures to block the beauty of the city as planned and designed by city authorities.
This reporter walked through the principal streets of the central business district this morning to ascertain the real beauty of the city after the KMA had drawn the attention of the general public that it had received directives from the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II through the Manhyia Secretariat that henceforth,His Royal Majesty would be using his ceremonial routes meant for him.
The routes mentioned were Dr.Mensah to Otumfour roundabout through to Adum Melcom and harper road.
Per this directives traders who had blocked the right -of-way have to vacate by today, Wednesday,28th ,2021.
This reporter was on grounds to check as to whether the directives were honoured by the trades.
This was when we got to know that the real beauty of Kumasi is being thwarted by recalcitrant traders we have in the city.
After traders had yielded to the directives of Asantehene for vacating his ceremonial routes,the place had become very beautiful.
So the question is for how long will the city authorities be using the police and the military to chase out traders before they would vacate these unauthorized places.
I believe the beautification of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is a collaborative effort by all stakeholders and the Assembly.
Source: Ayisah Foster,The Punch newspaper