A security force of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti region Delta Force are threatening to arrest the former mayor of Kumasi Kojo Bonsu over what they describe as wasteful expenditure in building the Rattray park.
It was reported that the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) spent a whooping 4.4 million Dollars to construct the city’s modern amusement center, the Rattray Park.
The Rattray Park was named after Captain Rattray, a Scottish who was the Assistant Colonial Secretary in the Gold Coast and clerk to the Legislative Assembly of Accra in 1919.
He was a special commissioner and the colonial government anthropologist in Ashanti in 1920, who did a lot of research work on the Ashanti Kingdom and the people of the Gold Coast in a bid to help the government understand the people.
According to the group, it is disheartening for the former mayor to have spent such a huge amount of money which could have been channelled into other developmental projects of which the people would have benefitted directly instead of that ‘needless’ park.
Speaking in an interview with Kasapa News’ Akwasi Nsiah, organiser of the Delta Force, Kwadwo Bamba indicated that, their checks have revealed that the amount mentioned to have been spent on the construction is weird.
He said, they have enough evidence which can compel the court to sentence Mr Kojo Bonsu to prison.
Mr Bamba added that one of the revelations through their investigations was that the caretakers of the place give a ticket of GHC10.00 but only GHC2.00 is paid into the coffers of the Assembly.
‘Kojo Bonsu let Asantes down, no wonder Manhyia palace requested for his sacking. We are ready to assist the newly nominated Mayor Osei Assibey to ensure that Mr Bonsu is arrested for causing financial loss to the assembly, he built Rattray Park to enrich himself, his families and members of his party National Democratic Congress (NDC). If Mr Assibey doesn’t pursue this case, we, members of Delta Force will ensure that Kojo Bonsu is prosecuted through legal means,’ he said.