West Africa’s biggest recreational centre, the Rattray Park based in Kumasi, has been reopened to the public hours after it was closed down last Friday by officials of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for failing to register for Value Added Tax (VAT).
He, however, hinted that there were few issues that needed to be cleared with the revenue collectors since the Rattray Part, just like the zoo, were to be exempted from VAT.
The Rattray Park, which was named after Captain Robert Rattray, a Scotsman who was the Assistant Colonial Secretary in the Gold Coast and clerk to the Legislative Assembly of Accra in 1919.
He crash-landed at the current site which was constructed one-and-a-half years ago during the reign of former CEO of the KMA, Kojo Bonsu.
It is Ghana’s foremost centre for all kinds of recreational activities and a major tourist site in the Ashanti region.