by: michael eli dokosi
If the Kumasi mayor had hoped his resignation will appease those baying for his blood, he was dead wrong as despite stepping down, a fresh call of prosecution is being sounded.
The Assembly member for Abusua Krowa Electoral Area, Maxwell Ofosu Boakye is leading the investigation charge explaining Mr. Bonsu must account for how he utilised funds regarding the Rattray Park facility.
“As we speak, we’ve petitioned EOCO on a number of issues but because he was in authority he was able to bull doze his way through and till date EOCO has not been able to come out with its findings. There are other issues that we will follow up because we still have our documents intact.
“For instance the Rattray Park that he constructed – we didn’t buy the land, the land was a property of the KMA so we didn’t have to buy it. And according to him, he spent a whopping sum of 17 million Ghana cedis. It dosen’t warrant that amount” he thundered on Citi FM.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly chief had fallen out with the Asanteman Traditional council over claims of insubordination to the traditional leadership especially for supposedly dismissing the Chief of Amoaman, Nana Agyenim Boateng, who was Otumfour’s representative on the board of the Kajetia Market project.
Otumfuo had nominated the chief to represent him after issues of corruption and embezzlement of funds was leveled against Kojo Bonsu. The project has become a source of controversy in recent times after claims the Mayor had allegedly inflated prices of shops in the yet-to-be completed Project.
The Asanteman Council summoned the KMA Boss to appear before it but failed to honour the invitation on Monday rather choosing to tender in his resignation on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 as Chief Executive of the Assembly.
President John Mahama last week visited the Ashanti Region for a crunch meeting over the continuous standoff between the Kojo Bonsu and the Manhyia Palace but it appears the centre could not hold.