The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Boss Kojo Bonsu has been fingered in an alleged attempt to contract some die-hard party supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to manage the Kumasi Kejetia Terminal with no regard whatsoever to ?the terms governing the contract.?

Kojo Bonsu
Kojo Bonsu

According to information gathered by this paper, some big wigs of the Assembly?in their bid to exhibit their ?latter day loyalty? to Mr. Kojo Bonsu agreed explicitly to a demand of the mayor which sought to forcefully terminate the contract between the Assembly and Freko Fd, the company managing the Kejetia terminal, in other to award it to a known member of the ruling party NDC.

According to a close source at the Assembly, one of the main architects of the attempted forceful?termination of the K.M.A- Freko contract was the Presiding Member of the Assembly, Kofi Senya who earlier on had been sidelined by the Assembly due to his constant contention with the Mayor, has now connived with the Mayor to terminate the contract as a way of renewing his relationship with the KMA Boss.

According to investigations conducted by this paper, the mayor would not have been able to stage that contract termination?in that manner had the Presiding Member not agreed.

The source at the Assembly narrated how several big wigs in the party had targeted the terminal which they perceived to be a gold mine, to be given to them to manage.

One of the party members the Assembly had penciled to be given the contract was Mr. T. K Braimah, a well known N.D.C member and a managing contractor for Afia Kobi Market in the Region.

However, Mr. Braimah according the source has refused the offer saying, he is not interested and that he loved the healthy relationship he had with the people of Asante and did not want to step on any toe.

Besides, he had also realized that the National Women?s Organiser of the ruling party Anita Desousa had also been contacted by the same people and she had expressed interest, ?so I don?t understand why they should approach me for the same contract,? he said.

From our findings, this paper can authority say that ?KMA has flouted the rules and regulations under which the World Bank handed over the terminal to the government of Ghana which stated among other things that the Terminal shall not be managed directly by the Government or any of its Departments or Agencies.

If followers of this K.M.A-FREKO?controversy would recall, on Monday November 11, 2013, KMA took over management of the World Bank funded project due to what they described as mismanagement of the facility and non rendering of proper accounts by authorities of FrekoFd.

Over a week after what has now become known as the ?Kejetia Invasion?, armed military and police personnel assigned by KMA at the terminal to prevent staff of Freko from carrying out their contractual duties are still present at the terminal.

It is not yet known whether the Mayor intends handing over management of the terminal to an NDC guru or the K.M.A would continue to manage, supervise and render accounts from proceeds of the revenues to itself.

 

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