- A large crocodile has been spotted near the Race Course Terminal in Kumasi
- Some traders have expressed concern since the reptiles spotting, saying they can't plow their trade anymore
- KMA officials have asked people not to go near the river while they go about seeking expert advice
A large crocodile has been spotted in the Subin River near the heavily used Race Course Terminal part in Kumasi yesterday terrifying traders and commuters alike.
Traders and commuters alike who make use of the Race Course Terminal In Kumasi were unpleasantly surprised yesterday when reports broke out that a large crocodile was seen swimming in the Subin River near the Race Course.
Although pandemonium ensued when traders and commuters heard the news, passers-by still couldn't resist the urge to try to get a glimpse of the large reptilian creature in the Subin River's waters.
The Race Course Terminal environs is one that sees many traders and small business owners plow their trade on a daily basis. A good deal of these traders were displaced from the former Kejetia Terminal, which is now the newly built Kejetia Central Market.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, 54-year-old Maame Serwaa, a yam seller, related that since reports of the crocodile's presence reached her, she hasn't felt secure enough to plow her trade since she was terrified. She also expressed concern over some overgrown vegetation near the area and implored the Kumasi Metropolitan Area (KMA) to do something about it.
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Madam Serwaa also asked that more street lights be set up in the area, and that some fumigation be done in order to get rid of the reptilian pests.
“How do we even know whether there are not many more of such crocodiles in the river?” asked Maame Serwaa.
In response, KMA's Public Relations Officer, Mr. Godwin Okumah Nyame stated that the metropolitan authority dispatched a task force to secure the area where the crocodile was spotted. He also advised traders to stay away from the river while the KMA sought expert advise from the Wildlife Department on how to remove the crocodile from the largely populated area without hurting it.
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