TMA To Turn Azonto Park Into Library

Felix Mensah Nii Annan

THE
TEMA Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) is planning to convert the Kwame Nkrumah
Memorial Park into a public library.

The
park, which is located at the TDC Development Company Limited at Community One
in Tema, was christened ‘Azonto Park’ by residents as a result of a hefty
amount of GH¢400,000
sank into statues on the grassed field.

The
white elephant project was done by Robert Kempes Ofosuware, a former
Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of TMA, during the erstwhile Atta Mills-led
government.

When
Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the predecessor of Kempis assumed office, it was thought
that the park named after Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah for his developmental
vision for Tema could be re-designed to host weddings and a mini museum to
generate revenue for the assembly but that did not materialise after spending
so much on other projects there.

During
a meet-the-press encounter last Friday, Felix Mensah Nii Annan-La, MCE of Tema,
disclosed that a private investor had expressed interest in converting the park
into a public library.

“You
also mentioned the ‘Azonto Park’ and the way forward for the park. If you could
see I have stopped all activities on the ‘Azonto Park’ because we want to
redesign the area,” the MCE said in response to a question posed by DAILY
GUIDE
.

“I
would like to take this opportunity to announce to you that we have gotten
somebody who wants to, as part of his corporate social responsibility, do
something for the people of Tema. What the person wants to do is to build a
library and we want to bring that library to the Azonto Park,” he disclosed.

He
was quick to add that the Metro Road Engineer was considering realigning the
road network around the ‘Azonto Park’ to ease the regular vehicular traffic the
area experiences except weekends.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema



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