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[ 2017-05-17 ]

Kojo Bonsu

Blows over Kojo Bonsu $4.4m Park
The controversy surrounding the exact amount which
was used in constructing the Rattray Park in
Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, seems far
from over.

Kofi Senya, assemblyman for Suame and Francis
Dodovi, an ex-government appointee to the KMA,
have traded verbal assaults on air over the dicey

The two personalities were called on phone by
Nhyira FM Tuesday morning over the precise money
used in constructing the facility.

But both of them surprisingly, lost their tempers
as they openly hurled unprintable insults at each
other, to the surprise of listeners of the

At a point, the insults were getting out of
control and so the host of the programme was
compelled to cut the two personalities off.

Kofi Senya’s Argument

Kofi Senya, an ex-Presiding Member (PM) of the
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), vowed to
ensure that Kojo Bonsu, ex-Kumasi mayor under
whose administration the park was constructed, was
sent to jail.

He alleged that Kojo Bonsu had been giving
inconsistent figures, regarding the project cost.

Mr Kofi Senya said Kojo Bonsu at a point, said a
total amount of GH˘2.7 million was used to
construct the facility, saying, “I have a proof
and witnesses for this.”

He noted, “This same Kojo Bonsu later on, changed
the figure of the total cost of the facility from
GH˘2.7 million to a staggering $4.4 million.”

Mr Senya said he sensed something fishy with
regards to the amount used in constructing the
facility, calling for a forensic audit to
determine the total cost.

He alleged that Kojo Bonsu took advantage when the
assembly was dissolved in 2015, and milked the
coffers of the assembly, stressing, “He must go to

According to him, strangely, about ten contractors
recently stormed the KMA, claiming that the
assembly owed them over the Rattray Park

Mr Kofi Senya said some assemblymen in Kumasi,
including himself, reported Kojo Bonsu’s action to
EOCO then, but the case was pushed under the

He stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
government believes in the rule of law so “we
shall revisit the financial malfeasances of Kojo
Bonsu at the KMA again.”

He alleged that Kojo Bonsu indulged in several
criminalities, whilst in office as the KMA boss,
“and we are prepared to expose all his rot now.”

Dodovi Dares Senya

Dodovi, a top National Democratic Congress (NDC)
member in Kumasi, dared Mr Senya to take Kojo
Bonsu to the appropriate quarters for the law to
deal with him if he (Bonsu) had indeed erred.

He lambasted him (Senya) for concocting falsehood
just to tarnish Kojo Bonsu’s hard won image,
stressing that “all his wild allegations are false
so ignore them.”

According to Dodovi, who seemed very angry and
even panting for breadth as he spoke, Kojo Bonsu
did not steal any KMA money as alleged by Kofi

Dodovi also denied Kofi Senya’s claim that Kojo
Bonsu once stated that the Rattray Park cost the
assembly a whopping US$4.4 million.

Kojo Bonsu’s Voice Played

At this point, Kofi Senya told the host of the
programme to play a recorded voice said to be that
of Kojo Bonsu on air, where he (Bonsu) stated that
US$4.4 million was used for the construction.

Excerpts of the voice were played and he indeed
stated that “US$4.4 million was the total
construction figure for the Rattray Park.”


Minutes after Kojo Bonsu’s voice was played,
Dodovi and Kofi Senya started to hurl insults at
each other so the host was forced to end the

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