The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) owes waste management contractors to the tone of 63, 800,000 Ghana Cedis.
The assembly is required to pay, at least 100,000 Ghana Cedis a month.
Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi, revealed: “This is a debt that I came to meet. It was the central government that was paying until the election time that the ministry of finance at that time wrote to KMA that they were challenged with their budget and that it could no longer pay the debt.”
The Finance Ministry, therefore, asked the KMA to make provision and necessary arrangement to pay the debt.
The Mayor describes the debt as the biggest challenge facing the KMA.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive says the assembly is in no position to pay the debt until central government intervenes.
He was addressing members of the Assembly in Kumasi on Tuesday.Read Full Story