The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has said its attention has been drawn to the activities of some faceless individuals allegedly collecting money from unsuspecting victims under the pretext of allocating them shops in phase II of the Kejetia Redevelopment Project while the project is still under construction.
In a statement the KMA said no decision has been taken on the amount to be paid on the allocation of shops, warning that persons who deal with such unauthorized individuals do so at their own risk.
“Management wishes to state categorically that such news and persons involved are not authorized by them and whoever pays money to anybody with the view that he/she will be given allocation at the central market does so at his/her own risk.
“It must be noted that no decision has been taken on the amount to be paid for the allocation of shops when the project is completed. At the appropriate time, all such information relating to the allocation and payment for shops and the modalities for payment will be made public.”
While such communication will be made public in due course, the KMA is urging the public to report any person who engages in such acts to the secretariat of the Metropolitan chief executive or the security agencies for further action.
“The general public is therefore advised to report anyone who demands payment of money with the assurance of being given a shop or shops at the central market to the secretariat of the metro chief executive (Mayor) and the metro coordinating director (MCD) or to the appropriate security agency.”