I didn’t want to do this! I have faith in the democratic process but here after nine months of patience and persistence, alas it might be the only thing that works.
I went to the top and I am using one of the most influential people in this country… I’ve gone to the mayor of the city and I’m quoting the U.S. Ambassador’s stay at FOUR VILLAGES INN.
WHY DOES IT HAVE TO COME TO THIS? THE ISSUE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED A LONG TIME AGO BASED SIMPLY ON THE MERITS OF THE SITUATION, PURE AND SIMPLE.
Here’s the letter:
Four Villages Inn
P.O. Box KS3374
September 22, 2009
Dear Mayor Sarpong:
Congratulations on your appointment. We truly apologize for bringing the matter below to your attention, but your office is a last resort.
Yesterday FOUR VILLAGES INN just said good-bye to the U.S.Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Donald Teitelbaum, who was on an official visit to Ashanti to greet the Ashanti Regional Minister and the Asantehene. He was in the company of his wife and her parents. They stayed at Four Villages Inn for three nights. We might offer an aside that their U.S. Embassy driver stayed at Golden Tulip-Kumasi City. This gives an idea of how valued FOUR VILLAGES INN is by discerning travellers from embassies, aid organizations and tourists. During the time they were with us, the guests remarked on the loud music from across to street.
Since January 1, 2009 , Four Villages Inn has been pleading with authorities from Ghana Tourist Board, E.P.A., Ashanti, and Environmental Health, K.M.A. to intervene to stop a drinking bar/restaurant from playing loud music. Gina’s Kitchen operates in a structure built in no-man’s land in front of Lahana Avon Hotel, a one star hotel in this first class residential area. Furthermore, we have had a letter published in the Daily Graphic and have been on Nyira F.M. on the subject of noise pollution. Believe it or not, one of us (Chris) has even received two violent pushes from Lahana Avon owner Nana Kofi and leaser of the premises for Gina’s Kitchen. Nothing will move officials in these departments to act.
Earlier this month, the music actually stopped. We didn’t know if one or more of the above named agencies had finally acted, or Lahana Avon had guests, or the stereo and big speakers were not working. Suffice it to say, it was not the former. The loud music resumed, coincidentally with the arrival of the Ambassador.
To all three agencies, we have proposed a meeting with all concerned parties to resolve this situation. Should a meeting take place, this would truly be good local governance in action.
Charity and Chris Scott, Hosts
233-(0)51-22682 233-(0)20-7667559 firstname.lastname@example.org
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c.c. Mrs P. Boakye Appiah, Regional Director, E.P.A., Ashanti
c.c. Mr. Donkor, Director, K.M.A. Environmental Health
TO BE CONTINUED…..