KMA prepared 'to sacrifice' over floods
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is prepared to perform sacrifices, including the slaughtering of sheep, to stop the flooding at Ahonmaso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The Subin River at Ahonmaso usually overflows its banks when it rains, causing destruction to houses located close to the river. Extensive work, including dredging, is crucially needed to avert the flooding which creates problems for residents.
Kumasi Mayor, Mr Kojo Bonsu, said the traditional authorities consider the river sacred as they performed rituals in it periodically.
Mr Bonsu said the assembly would liaise with the chiefs to see to it that the dredging was done to prevent the river from overflowing its banks when it rains.
The Kumasi Mayor stated that even if “sheep should be slaughtered to pacify the gods before the dredging could be done, then we shall do it.” He said the assembly was ready to bear the cost of the sheep and all the items that would be used to perform sacrifices to pave way for the dredging to take place.
Kojo Bonsu was at Ahonmaso Saturday morning to assess the extent of damage by the flooding.
Source: Daily Guide