The Kumasi Metropolitan Authority(KMA) has issued an ultimatum to traders who have congested the Apagyafie – Kejetia and Adum routes to leave the areas to allow the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, free passage.
A statement released by the KMA on Sunday, April 25, gave the traders up to Wednesday, April 28 to quit the mentioned areas.
The KMA says its instructions follow a directive it received from Otumfuo’s Secretariat.
“The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly wishes to draw the attention of the general public that it has received a directive from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Secretariat in a letter signed by the Chief Protocol Officer indicating that henceforth, His Royal Majesty would be using the ceremonial routes meant for him. These routes are Dr. Mensah to Otumfuo roundabout to Adum Melcom and Harper Road.”
It added: “In furtherance to this, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is by this release drawing the attention of all traders and motorists on that stretch that, henceforth His Royal Majesty, Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II would be using the direct route from Manhyia through Apagyafie to Kejetia and Adum Palace for all traditional rites and that all traders who have blocked the right-of-way should vacate by Wednesday, April 28, 2021.”
KMA further advised all traders currently plying their trade are the afore-mentioned areas to move to their designated areas to avoid any undesired action by the security.