Some coffin makers at Asafo Labour in the Kumasi Metropolis have threatened to fight officials of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) over what they described as “forcibly ejection” by the authorities.
The Coffin Makers of more than 800 expressing their worried that, KMA has given them up to the end of December 2021 to move out of the area.
According to them, the KMA has allocated their current location to a private developer.
The aggrieved members said although they are not against KMA, they will not move an inch until their interest is addressed by the authorities.
“We believe the decision by KMA to evict us was ill-implemented because there is no alternative place to accommodate us.
“They should not forget we are coffin makers, and we can assure them that we are ready to fight to any length even if it means fighting them with our coffins,” they stated.
The group have therefore appealed to officials of KMA and Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II to as a matter of urgency address their concerns before they evict them from the place to avoid any chaos.