The attention of the Management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has been drawn to a media report by one Isaac Bediako Justice of starfm.com.gh as captioned above.
The report is not only misleading, but total misrepresentation of the statement made by the representative of Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, at the inauguration ceremony of the 8th Assembly of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly who was Chairman of the occasion.
Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia VI, in his statement, indicated that, Manhyia previously had five representatives among the government appointees to the Assembly and wondered why Manhyia now has one or two representatives at KMA.
The Mayor, Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, quickly explained to Baffour, and the general public, that, Kumasi has now been split into seven Assemblies, namely, Asokore Mampong Municipal, Tafo, Suame, Kwadaso, Asokwa, Oforikrom and the KMA.
As a result, Manhyia now has one representative each at all the Municipal Assemblies and two at KMA, making the total number of Manhyia appointees eight instead of the previous five.
Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia VI, understood the explanation given by the Mayor and the program continued to successfully produced a Presiding Member to steer the affairs of the Assembly in the next two years.
By this statement, we call on the general public to disregard the false report by the said Isaac Bediako Justice of starfm.com.gh.
Afia Konadu Aboagye
(Public Relations Officer)