Combined Kejetia Traders Association within Kumasi Metropolis have expressed worry over the sudden news of Hon Osei Assibey Antwi’s withdrawal from the Kumasi Mayor race.
“We must admit that we were taken aback when this news cropped up in the media circles because we were of firmed believe that Hon Osei Assibey Antwi has the required capacity to push forward President Akuffo Addo’s agenda in the Kumasi Metropolis as Cheif Executive Officer.
We the combined trading group is solely committed and loyal to the great Asante Kingdom and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and for that matter, we cannot sit unconcerned to let this sad event take place without venting out our pains.” The Group said
According them, they have worked with the former Mayor to achieve the unprecedented milestone the city has chalked in the last few years.
Therefore, they have a duty to jealously protect the supreme interest of Kumasi and support competent persons who have already demonstrated good leadership.
They admitted that it is an undeniable fact and public knowledge that Hon Osei Assibey Antwi is one of the most hardworking Mayor’s Kumasi has seen in the last few years.
“One of the unprecedented achievements by Hon Osei Assibey Antwi is how he single handedly managed to get all satellite markets in the Kumasi Metropolis to partially close on the election day to canvass votes for the great NPP.”
Read the FULL statement below.
For the first time in recent years under his administration as Kumasi Mayor, all markets in the Kumasi Metropolis were closed down from 6 a-m to 12 p-m on December 7th 2020(Election Day) just so to ensure that all traders go out and vote massively for president Akuffo Addo.
This move we can say payed off as almost all our members went out to vote for the NPP to retain power. As part of plans to properly relocate traders from the Kumasi Central Market to pave the way for the reconstruction of the Phase 2 Kejetia Market, Hon Osei Assiby Antwi was able to prepare for all the affected traders in the city.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), led by Osei Assibey Antwi, has worked tirelessly to develop a portion of the spacious Race Course in Kumasi into a market to accommodate the affected traders when it became necessary.
Hon Osei Assiby Antwi was able to move about 9,000 traders from central market to the newly constructed facility which shows how strong and committed he is as mayor.
We are therefore commending Hon Assibey Antwi for the good legacy he will be leaving behind as one of the impactful Mayors who not only served his party well but also the good people of Kumasi in general.
On this note we calling on Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi to rescind his decision and join the Mayor race as we are patiently waiting you to continue the good work that we started together for Kumasi developed.
The Combined Kejetia Traders Association would end here by wishing Hon Osei Assibey Antwi the very best of luck in his endeavours but consider to rescind your descision.