A former Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong has described as a total fallacy a claim by the Ashanti regional branch of New Patriotic Party (NPP) that Kejetia project was their initiative.

According to the former mayor of Kumasi, the project from the scratch started under the late Mills – Mahama administration adding that contractors of the kejetia project were brought by him from Brazil during his tenure of office as KMA mayor.

Hon. Dr. Samuel Sarpong’s response was in reaction to Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako’s claim on a Kumasi based local radio station that the NDC can not be credited for the Kejetia project.

He stated categorically that the project which through him became reality even included that of the Central Market phase ll which the NPP is currently claiming ownership.
Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako a.k.a Wontumi in an interview on a Kumasi based local radio, Nhyira fm challenged the Opposition NDC to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Kejetia Project was their initiative.

But Dr. Samuel Sarpong, under whose administration the Kejetia project started said the NPP has no legal right to add its voice to the Kejetia project since it does not know the origin of the project.

It would be recalled in August 2019 during the official sod cutting of the Kejetia phase 1 that Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana, Irene Viva, whose country gave Ghana the loan for the project, expressed delight about the partnership that currently exists between Ghana and her home country.
She disclosed that Ghana is Brazil’s main partner in West Africa, commending former Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, for his invaluable efforts in helping to make the Kejetia project a reality.

The multi-million dollar kejetia project is expected to make Kumasi a modern city, boost economic growth and improve the living conditions of the residents.

Meanwhile,a sod was cut on Thursday,2 May 2019,by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo and His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll Asantehene, to commence the second phase of the project.

old kejetia terminal

Source :koowaa.com/Antwi Boasiako

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