…as philanthropist calls for assistance

Meanwhile, Mr. Kwame Asamoah Senyah, the businessman who donated the Bremang Police edifice, later in an interview with The Chronicle, decried how the Bremang town roads had been neglected for very long time.

According to Mr. Senyah, the Bremang township, both the new site and the old, were without any good roads, and efforts to get the roads re-constructed had fallen on the deaf ears of the city authorities and those concerned.

He pleaded that Bremang deserved better, in terms of development, because of its historical nature, and the numerous businesses sprouting in the area.

The philanthropist told The Chronicle that the roads of Bremang, when re-constructed, could curb the heavy vehicular traffic movement on the Tafo-Mampongteng road, as most of the vehicles that ply this road could pass through the Bremang town to either Atimatim, or to Mampongteng and elsewhere.

He disclosed that Bremang was one of the historic towns of Ashanti, pointing out that the town served as a royal mausoleum to the Kings of Ashanti, and therefore attracts tourists to the community.

Mr. Senyah, who has also invested in the community, said following the bad nature of the road network in Bremang, most businesses such as his, were suffering low patronage.

According to him, his two-star hotel, Promising Star Hotel, which had all the facilities, and was comparable to any high hotel in the country was operating under capacity, and pegged the present patronage at 5%.

He said if the roads were in proper condition, a lot of job opportunities would open up in the area for the youth, since Bremang was noted as being an industrial town.

The total kilometres of Bremang town roads, according to Mr. Senyah, would be about 5 kilometres, and therefore, suggested that this should not take the authorities too long to construct.

Responding to the plea of Mr. Senyah, the Mayor of Kumasi, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, promised that the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) would respond positively to the plea of the philanthropist, and entire community of Bremang.

Mr. Sarpong noted that Bremang was a very important area dear to the heart of his administration, and the KMA as a whole.

Touching on why he decided to build the police station, Mr. Senyah disclosed that as a Christian, he had this long time dream of supporting his nation, and was all the time praying to God to reveal the sort of support he could render

He said in his dreams, God told him to build a police station, which he said, was in consonance with Christianity, since security was meant for the protection of mankind, and for that matter, he did not hesitate to embark upon the job God assigned him.

Mr. Senyah disclosed that before undertaking the project, both his family and the police service, the Tafo Division, lauded the project, adding, “the Divisional Police Commander for Tafo, Superintendent Buah, did a lot in getting the project to its completion, as the designs and other things needed for the project were provided by the Divisional Commander.

Pix: (top) The Police Station for the Bremang community. (inset) Mr. Kwame Asamoah Senyah, Businessman and Philanthropist. (above) Mr. Kofi Opoku, Ashanti Regional Minister, cutting the ribbon to open the new police station

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