A/R:KMA PM FIGHTS ASHANTI REGIONAL MINISTER OVER OTI LANDFILL SITE ON RADIO

A/R:KMA PM FIGHTS ASHANTI REGIONAL MINISTER OVER OTI LANDFILL SITE ON RADIO

The Ashanti regional Minister Hon.Simon Osei Mensah has stated categorically that Kumasi Metropolitans Assembly is the big program for Oti Landfill Site in the Asokwa Municipality.

According to him, Oti Landfill Site is no more in the jurisdiction of KMA and Asokwa Municipal Assembly too can not manage the facility ,therefore he is calling for immediate stakeholders management team to manage the Landfill site.

Speaking on Nhyira FM morning Show program ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem’ Kumasi based Local Radio Station hosted by Kofi Asante Anning ,he said KMA Admitted incur management debt over Gh¢ 70 million without profit and the Regional Coordinating Council won’t support KMA to disintegrate the Assembly with debt.

“I have discussed with the Minister of Sanitation to set a up management committee team to run the affairs of the facility without any interference by Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly neither Asokwa Municipality Assembly.

KMA Claimed Liaise expired immediately after Asokwa Municipal Assembly was created with Legislative Instrument LI ,besides the core mandate of KMA Waste management over such jurisdiction has come to an end,” said Hon.Simon Osei Mensah.

He added that the RCC will have an engagement with both parties to find a amicable solution to the issue pertaining Oti Landfill site but in case both parties refused to come into consensus ,he as Minister in charge of Regional Coordinating shall disassociate his stands from the resolution.

Meanwhile the Presiding Member of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Hon. Abraham Boadi aka Opooman responding in relation to the Landfill Site issue, accused the Ashanti region Minister Hon.Simon Osei Mensah for pursuing an agenda in Sabotaging the progress of KMA Boss Hon.Osei Assibey Antwi as well the Assembly as a whole.
“We all fought for the party into power is not you alone,I haven’t received any appointment from the government but your regional Minister now.
I won’t sit down unconcern for you to use your selfish interest to jeopardize the Assembly”,Opooman stressed.

Background

On Monday ,24th March, 2019 ,residents of Atonsu- Kuwait electoral area in the Asokwa municipality staged a massive demonstration against Stench from the Oti Landfill Site due to the mismanagement of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.
It took the intervention of Police and Military to disrupt the demonstrators action.

Source: Koowaa.com/Kwame Baffoe Agyekum

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