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10.07.2006 General News

KMA to demolish illegal structures in Kumasi

By Erastus Asare-Donkor
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The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly city Engineer, Mr. Ampomah Mensah has called on residents of Kumasi particularly small scale business operators to desist from erecting kiosks and containers without securing approval from the KMA.

According to him, anyone found to have put up a temporary structure in any part of the city without authorization from the assembly would have his or her structure demolished by the KMA.

Mr. Ampomah stressed that his outfit will go strictly by the assembly's by –law which prohibits the sitting of structures without license by the KMA. Mr Ampomah Mensah said this in an interview with Kapital news in Kumasi. Touching on the recent demolishing of phone booths at certain locations in Kumasi, the city engineer disclosed that the exercise was carried out by the assembly task force with his backing.

He said those small containers earmarked for the retailing of phone cards have been erected by an unknown private business operator without permit. At the time of filing this report, nobody had contacted the assembly for license to mount the structures. He called on residents to seek approval from the assembly before erecting structures since his outfit will demolish such structures with no permit.

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