Kumasi Mayor reaffirms commitment to tackling security and sanitation

City Mayor Sam Pyne addressing congregants at one of the functions on 31st Night

The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive Hon Samuel Pyne has reaffirmed his commitment to tackling the sanitation and security situation in the Ashanti Regional capital.

Speaking to Akuoko Kwarteng, political show host at Kessben 93.3fm, Hon Pyne said nothing beats having a safe and clean environment to work from.

He revealed that large trucks and bins to ensure the KMA deals with filth separation and garbage have arrived at the port at Tema.

‘I am happy to inform the people of Kumasi that trucks and bins as well as others that would enable us to separate degradable and other forms of trash have arrived at the port and very soon the KMA would be able to deal very well with sanitation issues as we also look to construct some compost sites to handle the large volumes of filth we collect in the metropolis’, the Mayor stated.


On security, the Mayor noted that the KMA has started lighting up dark places and communities within the metropolis.

He noted that Asafo Market and some dark portions within the central business district of Adum had been tackled with street lights.

He noted that the KMA had identified some areas thieves had been using as dens and would soon light up those places.

“It is my desire to see all places in the metropolis well-lit at night so that we can completely eliminate the nasty thievery that happens in some of the communities and places in the metropolis’’, the Mayor stressed.


On politics, the Mayor confirmed his desire to represent the people of Suame as a member of Parliament in the next elections in 2024.

He was confident that he would win the internal polls when the way was clear for the people to pick nominations and contest.

The Mayor said he had learnt a lot from his elder brother, the Majority leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu and would want to follow after him.

“I am going the full hog since the leader is not going again and I am sure the people of Suame would gladly endorse my candidature when my party clears the way for the internal primaries to be conducted’’, Hon Pyne stated.

SOURCE: Michael Ofosu Afriyie

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