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General News of Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Source: Times

Billion Cedis Sitting Allowance For KMA Members ......

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) spent ?1 billion as sitting allowances for its members during the past two years.

Over ?2 billion was also spent on the purchase of fuel to facilitate waste management and administrative obligations during the same period.

These were contained in a statement by the KMA in response to allegations by some aggrieved members.

They are questioning the integrity and achievements of the two-year Stewardship of the Metropolitan Chief, Mr. Maxwell Kofi Jumah.

The statement said also that the KMA spent an average of ?400 million a month on fuel mainly for the evacuation of refuse in the metropolis.

According to the statement all the monies were generated from the assembly’s own resources, adding that “but for the judicious use of the assembly’s internally generated funds for such interventions, Kumasi as a city, would have come to a halt.”

The statement pledged the readiness of the Chief Executive for a probe into his administration at any time, anywhere and anyday.