Assembly Member threatens to resign


The Assembly Member for the Ahinsan Estate Electoral Area, within the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has threatened to resign as an assembly member for the area and as a chief of Nyamekrom in the Eastern Region with the stool name ‘Nana Kwame Nnuro Agyapong I’ should his accusers provide evidence to prove that he has indeed sold a portion of reserved public land to a private developer.

Nana Yaw Wiredu, speaking on Ashh Fm, a local radio station in Kumasi, said, “I will resign as an assembly member and as a chief of Nyamekrom in the Eastern Region. If it comes out that I, Nana Yaw Wiredu, have sold a portion of the Ahinsan Estate Public reserved land meant for community development to someone to build LP Gas filling station. I leave those who are accusing me wrongly without any evidence to God. Someone is using a fake document which claimed that he has bought a public reserved land at Ahinsan estate electoral area and instead of people who are learners among the accusers to cross-check the document the said claimant is using, they have jumped into conclusion tarnishing my hard-won reputation.”

Nana Yaw Wiredu, who is also Environmental and Health convener of (KMA), dared his critics, including the chief of the area, to be bold and come out with evidence to implicate him or they should hold their peace.

He said that he is aware of what people can do and are doing with fake land title documents for people, but they are still not bold enough to come out with baseless allegations against him.

The Assembly Member indicated he had, since last year, written to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) officials at the Asokwa Office in Kumasi for the replacement of their weak electricity poles which can collapse at any time, but up till now nothing had been done about it.

According to him, about 70 percent of streetlights within the Kumasi metropolis are not functioning and called on the new KMA Chief Executive to help address the issue to ensure the safety of the people.

On sanitation, he accused the sanitation contractor posted to the area for house-to-house collection of refuse under the pay-as-you-dump system of removing refuse container for the past weeks, leaving the residents no alternative but to dump the refuse at the dumping site without clearing it away.




Source: Nsiah Yeboah, Kumasi


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