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KMA shuts drinking bars over excessive noise

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in the Ashanti region has closed down two drinking spot at Bantama over excessive noise making.

The drinking spots, Motown and Big Soo Pup were closed down by the Environmental Health Officers of the assembly.

The closure follows petitions received by the KMA from the Assembly member for the area and some residents over the excessive noise making.

Afia Konadu, the Public Relations Officer for the KMA told Class News’ regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah that, apart from the excessive noise making, there was continuous physical attacks on people around the locations of the spots. 

She said police commander for the area invited owners of the spots over the attacks but they refused to honor the invitation.

Ms Konadu said the owners of the spots have also allegedly threatened to kill the assembly member for the area over concerns he raised about their operations.

The spots, she said, will not be allowed to operate until the owners start to abide by the bylaws of the assembly.

Some residents in the neighbourhood after the closure expressed gratitude to the Assembly for the swift action taken on their concerns.

Source: classfmonline.com

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