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30 August 2017

Rattray Park ‘dancing’ fountain shut down over stolen operating software

The Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi most popular recreation centre, Rattray Park’s ‘dancing fountain’ has been  closed down following the theft of a USB drive containing its operating software.

The fountain which is the park’s major attraction has ceased working for over a month, a situation which has seen parts of its components rusting.

Two persons have been arrested by the police in connection with the theft.

Many who have visited the park have expressed their disappointment as the ‘dancing’ fountain was their reason for visiting one of Ghana’s most beautiful and patronized leisure centres.

I’ve travelled very far to this place only to be told that the fountain for which reason I came here is not functional. I’m really disapointed because I needed pictures from the ‘dancing fountain’ to show to my friends abroad. Anna told Kasapafmonline.com.

Emmanuel, another visitor on his part said “The authorities must to do everything possible within their means to get the fountain working again so that they don’t lose revenue, lots of people come here with the expectation of seeing the much talked about fountain.”

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly spent a whopping 4.4 million Dollars to construct the city’s modern amusement center, the Rattray Park.

The Rattray Park, Kumasi City which was commissioned on June 19, 2015 by President John Dramani Mahama with the support of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has become the preferred choice for outdoor relaxation for many residents.

Attractions at the facility include a ‘dancing’ fountain which responds to music in its immediate environment. It is believed to be the biggest and most beautiful amusement park in West Africa, and comes with an artificial lake and a restaurant.

 

 

 

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