The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has reassured residents of Tema and its environs that the Assembly has not abandoned the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park project.

The project, which was initiated under the administration of Mr Robert Kempes Ofosuware, Former Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive in 2012, is to acknowledge Dr Kwame Nkrumah?s vision for building Tema as the first well planned city in West Africa.

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The Nkrumah Park project, which looked abandoned, is located near the Tema Development Corporation (TDC), with a veiled statue of the first president at the park.

While the Nkrumah statue and other ones at the park have been covered with black polythene, the green grass fields around it has also turned yellowish and patched.

Facilities that are expected to be located at the park include a resource centre, a fountain, library, restaurant and arrangement for relaxation.

Mr Frank Asante, TMA?s Public Relations Officer, addressing the media on Monday, said ?the memorial park concept is bright? stressing that ?we have not abandoned it?.

Mr Asante added that the TMA has only returned to the drawing board to brainstorm and find ways to make the project more viable.

He stated that the Assembly was determined to build and rehabilitate existing parks in the Metropolis, including the children?s park.

The PRO indicated that plans were advanced to improve the status of the children?s park, which has become a pale shadow of its initial state.

The children?s park located between the Tema Metropolitan Library and the Tema Senior High School was vibrant in the 1990s but has become a haven for miscreants.

Parents in the Tema Metropolis now prefer visiting other recreational places, including the beaches during holidays, as the park has become dangerous for the children to patronize due to the visible cracks in the giant concrete animal statues there.

Mr Asante denied the rumour that the children?s park had been sold to some expatriates, explaining that, the TMA has the option of partnering individuals and organisations to develop the harbour city.

Source: GNA

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