Development On Subin Valley Must Stop -Okumkom

FORMER Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Nana Akwasi Agyeman has registered his displeasure against the chaotic development of the metropolis.

Speaking in a pre-election address of honourable assembly members in Kumasi yesterday to elect a Presiding Member and a Chief Executive for the KMA, the Ashanti royal said Kumasi was deteriorating in the face of the unplanned development across the city.

His position came to counter the claim by the former KMA boss and currently the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong that Kumasi had seen unprecedented development under his administration.

Nana Akwasi Agyeman, who also answers to Okumkom, said amid wild cheers that assembly members should not encouraged such developments and proposed that all development on Subin Valley must be demolished because it was not in the best interest of Kumasi.

He also urged assembly members to stand up against any unplanned development of the city.

The election of a presiding Member for the KMA was forced into a second round, as none of the two contestants obtained the two-thirds majority of 95 vote’s mandate.

Nana Kofi Senyah, Assembly member for New Suame electoral area polled 77 votes against 52 votes by Michael Adusei Bonsu, Assembly member for Dadieasoaba electoral area.

However, in the second ballot, Nana Senyah polled 95 votes against 34 votes by his competitor, to emerge as the new Presiding Member of KMA.