Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the popular Airport Total Filling Station that houses the KFC in Takoradi near the Kwame.Nkrumah Roundabout will be pulled down to make way for the construction of the much talked about Takoradi interchange.
Mayor of Sekondi Takoradi, Anthony K.K. Sam disclosed this when he appeared on Western Today, a flagship programme that airs on Empire Fm and Radio 360 every Saturday.
According to K.K. Sam; the facility will be affected during the construction of the sino-hydro multipurpose Takoradi interchange; “per the designs and drawings of the project; the Total Filling station and KFC will be affected by the Sino Hydro interchange construction.” the MCE of Sekondi Takoradi intimated. The airport filling station houses the popular international food joint KFC.
In recent times there has been growing concerns over how the precints of the Total Filling Station has been turned into an illegal commercial transport bay for buses ; taxis and trotros.
He also stated that the assembly has also issued a two weeks ultimatum to the managers of the airport total filling station to stop recalcitrant commercial drivers from using the filling station as a loading bay or risk being closed down; ” now we have written to them since if such a bad practise is taking place and as owners of the station what are you doing about it? We asked the Takoradi sub – metro driector ; Frank Yeboah ;to initially notify the station (Total) on the the illegality of the practise. We have given them 2weeks to act on it else by the end of May we.will close down the station; the Sekondi/Takoradi Chief Executive revealed.
It can be recalled that a similar situation persisted at the Goil Filling Station popularly known as Edzii for over a decade till when K. K.Sam assumed office 2years ago as MCE and ensured the practsise was curbed by heaping sand at the site of their operations as well as using a joint military/police metro guard taskforce to ensure sanity was restored at Edzii.
By Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan