Kejetia roads closed to unveil Asantehene’s statue

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has announced the temporary closure of a number of roads linking the Kejetia Roundabout for three days.

The closure is to pave way for a sod cutting ceremony for works to begin on the second phase of the Redevelopment and Modernization of the Kumasi Central Market project.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to lead a government delegation to Kumasi to observe the colourful event.

“The closure of the roads is also to pave way for unveiling of a statue of His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene”, a statement issued by the KMA read.

“Significantly, the unveiling of the statue and the sod cutting ceremony forms part of activities marking the Asantehene’s 20 years milestone on the Golden Stool”, the statement continued.

While expressing deep regret for “any inconveniences”, the KMA said the roads will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The assembly, however, did not state whether or not the roads would reopen as contractors move to site on Thursday, May 2.

The Assembly advised traders and other road users to observe road diversions or use alternative routes.

About the project

The Government of the Republic of Ghana, acting through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Engenharia Ltd, Brazil, in 2014 to undertake the redevelopment and modernisation of the Kumasi Central Market and Kejetia Infrastructure project in three phases.

Last year, Parliament approved a €93 million loan facility for the redevelopment and modernisation of the

An agreement of €81 million and tied commercial facility of €12.3 million are between the government of Ghana, represented by the Ministry of Finance, and the Deutsche Bank AG, London branch, and its affiliates.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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