Managers of the Rattray Park; one of Ghana’s modern amusement park located in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have denied media reports that the facility has been closed down for non-payment of taxes.
Media reports on Friday, September 23, suggested that the Park had been closed for non-payment of tax.
The reports noted that officials of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), were seen at the facility at 11:00am on Friday, driving out workers and patrons before the normal closing time, as the gates were also closed.
But according to a notice issued via the Park’s official Facebook page, the reports are “grossly exaggerated”.
The notice said the Park, which is owned and operated by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), is open to the general public and its issues with the GRA are being addressed.
‘Rattray Park opened to the public’
In June last year, the Rattray Park was established by the KMA , and was jointlycommissioned by President John Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II two weeks ago.
The recreational facility is aimed at giving residents a one-stop recreation facility, and also promote a healthy lifestyle.
The Park covers 42,000 square meters, and has an acoustic dancing fountain; the first of its kind in Ghana.
It can also boast of a six square-meter multimedia controlled fountain, children’s playground, a golf cart, wi-fi internet connectivity, an open robust gym and a cafeteria among others.
By: Jonas Nyabor/Citifmonline.com/Ghana