The Metro Chief Executive for Kumasi, Samuel Pyne, says he is working on a better plan to help resolve issues about electricity and the acquisition of ECG meters for traders at the Kejetia market.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Sam Pyne urged the traders to remain calm as the team, as the Assembly goes through procurement requirements that would enable provide individual meters at the trading enclave.
The KMA boss said he had to ensure that the processes leading to the acquisition of meters were transparent and enduring so that no one is exploited when actual allocations commence.
He stressed that it is better to follow due process, which is transparent, than to allow people with selfish ambitions and interests pull through a semblance of a solution with shady deals.
“Upon assumption of office, I decided not to allow anyone or group of persons to coerce or force me to do anything that was shady. So, I have done a comprehensive work to address electricity and the acquisition of meters for traders at Kejetia, and you would soon see a solution…because procurement process is almost done,” the Mayor stated.
Value for money
Mr Sam Pyne said he was not ready to allow anyone to shortchange the traders and government with any opaque deal of seeking to acquire meters for the shops and stalls at Kejetia. He added that he had therefore put a team together to evaluate all of the issues at hand and find a better way of handling same.
“I am so committed to ensuring a permanent solution is found to the ongoing issues so as to allow our traders go through their routine activities without hindrances while ensuring that monies owed ECG for power already consumed is paid for,” the KMA Mayor intimated.