Bantamahene Owusu Amankwatia VI Voice Concerns On The State Of Kumasi

Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, Bantamahene, wants the government to help in the development of Kumasi.

He is worried about the developmental state of the Ashanti Regional capital and Ghana’s second-largest city.

The influential sub-chief also wants traders off the streets as he believe Kumasi is gradually turning into a village.

Other things that he wants the Kumasi Mayor to take decisive action on is the development of major roads and abandoned hospital projects.

He acknowledged that the government has started to work on the inner roads and hope the government will build overhead bridges to ease traffic jams in the city.

He lamented that there are not enough hospitals in the Ashanti region and because of this, there is pressure on Komfo Anokye hospital.

He is hoping that the health situation in the Ashanti Region and especially the Northern part of Ghana improve. His wish that all hospitals in the region are made operational.

On the subject of street trading, he called on Kumasi Mayor Sam Pyne to take action: “We have empty spaces in our market that can house all these people selling on the street. I think the issue is enforcement. People need to be told that we don’t sell on the streets.

“We are telling the Chief Executive to try and make sure that he deals with this menace. I believe it is turning Kumasi into something else,” he added.

Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, known in private life as Mr Sylvester Asare Owusu in 2016 succeeded his elder brother Baffour Owusu Amankwatia V.

The Bantama stool is very prominent in Kumasi and in the Manhyia Palace and for that, the occupant of the stool pays an unalloyed loyalty, dedication and honesty to the Asantehene.