Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Kumasi Metropolitan Transport Commission has begun an exercise to close down all illegal car washing joints as part of the city’s beautification programme.
The chairman of the commission, Mr Adusei Bonsu, told the Daily Graphic that illegal washing of cars, especially by the roads was gradually gaining roots in the metropolis with its negative consequences.
“We have, therefore, started an exercise to flush the operators out”, the commission chairman, who is also the assembly member for Dadiesoaba in Kumasi said.
He said washing cars by the roads destroyed the infrastructure which the government and the assembly had spent huge sums of money to provide.
Mr Adusei said such activities also caused traffic jams unnecessarily, and , therefore, stressed the need for residents to respect the assembly’s by-laws.
Mr Adusei said one of the notorious washing joints that had been removed was located at Dunkirk.
He said the commission with the backing of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) would prosecute the operators who tried to resist the removal of their businesses.
Mr Adusei called on the Ghana Water Company to stop connecting water to the unauthorised washing bays.
He said the operations of the commission had received the full blessing of the metropolitan chief executive, and commended her for the immense support she had given the commission.