Ing. Nana Poku Agyeman (third left) explaining something to Osei Assibey, the Kumasi Mayor and other dignitaries during the tour
URBAN ROADS Director for Kumasi Metropolis, Ing Nana Poku Agyeman, has called for strict enforcement of by-laws by the various assemblies in the country.
This, he explained, would instill discipline in the citizenry to protect life and property.
Ing Nana Agyeman cautioned that Ghana’s quest for development would be a mirage without discipline.
In this regard, he suggested that any person who flouts the laws of the assemblies must to be severely punished without fear of favour.
He was optimistic that the strict enforcement of the by-laws would boost discipline and precipitate the expected growth and development.
He made the remarks when he accompanied the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi during his (Mayor) Kumasi night patrols to know how the city looks like at night.
During the tour, it emerged that most of the gutters in Adum, the heart of Kumasi, had been choked with garbage and stagnant water; emanating strong stench.
Ing Nana Agyeman expressed worry about the situation saying apart from the health hazard it posed to the residents, it is also a drain on the state coffers.
He consequently tasked the assemblies to arrest and prosecute people who dump garbage into gutters to serve as deterrent to others.
On his part, Osei Assibey called for the rehabilitation of deplorable portions of roads in the city to help save lives and properties.
He observed that most parts of Kumasi looked very dark at night which hoodlums could take advantage of to rob innocent people, assuring to illuminate the places soon.
The Kumasi Mayor, on foot, visited Adum, Pampaso, Gee Roundabout, Bantama, Kejetia, Dr. Mensah, Alabar and Kumasi Central Market, just to mention a few.
He had been carrying out this energy-sucking assignment on a daily basis ever since he took over as the Kumasi Mayor.
The motive was to know the security situation in the city at night and also know if the KMAs night cleaners of the city do their job.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi