Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has debunked claims the statue of Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, erected at the Kumasi Kejetia Market was produced by the school.
A statement issued by the school on Tuesday, May 7 indicated that the contract to produce the statue was never awarded to the Department of Planting and Sculpture of the school.
This follows media reports which suggest the statue was produced by the school.
The project, according to the statement, was undertaken by two lecturers in the school in their own capacity.
"Hence, KNUST as an institution had nothing to do with the production of the statue. With our technical expertise ware however more than willing to assist the public in the production of excellent monuments," they noted.
Asantehene's statue was unveiled by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday, 2 May 2019, during sod cutting ceremony for the commencement of the 2nd Phase of the Kumasi Kejetia Redevelopment Project.
Below is the statement: