The atmosphere at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is growing tense as members of the assembly firmly reject newly appointed Mayor Sam Pyne, despite President Akufo-Addo’s appeal.
A week ago, members of the KMA assembly threatened that “no individual will occupy the seat” [Kumasi] Mayor “until the government pays a $ 50 million debt that the congregation owes.
Members said the debt contributed significantly to Kumasi’s underdevelopment.
However, President Akufo-Addo described the threat as unfair to Mr Pyne as he is not the person who paid the costs.
“I don’t see how the past will keep Kumasi from getting a real manager. I don’t think that’s far. This is not the way to go.
“I appeal to the members of the congregation to test his competence and agree to him to start work,” the president appealed.
Not satisfied with President Akufo-Addo’s request, Congregation chairman Stephen Ofori said the president was speaking from an uninformed position.
In light of this, he said he would forgive the President for making this statement as it was evident that “he” [President] was not up to the problem at the time. “
“He has no idea about all the hype. The answers he gave and all the stories, to me it sounds like he has nothing under control. “
In the meantime, confirmation from Mr. Pyne to either take the helm of local administration in Kumasi Metropolitan is underway.