THE Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has interdicted a city guard, Kofi Adu, for allegedly taking undue advantage of the decongestion at Kumasi to extort money from traders.
Besides, he is to report to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for investigations into the allegation.
A statement signed by Mr Clement Kigeri, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Kumasi Metro Assembly, said the action was a fallout of measures taken by the assembly to review the decongestion.
“The assembly has taken note of allegations levelled against certain people enforcing the rules of the assembly and has, therefore, taken steps to correct the mistakes that might have resulted in the negative actions”, the statement said.
It said the decongestion team had been reconstituted with one Mr Yakubu Gargo as the new head.
“In pursuance of the assembly’s prime objective, all assembly members and staff are to continue to show commitment to helping the assembly achieve its developmental goals”, it said.
The statement also urged the public, especially traders in the central business area of Kumasi to operate within the byelaws of the assembly.
Hawkers who are still operating on pavements are also being advised to leave those places or risk being arrested by the city’s law enforcement team.