My tigers are expensive to keep, I feed them with a cow every 3 days – Nana Kwame Bediako

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The New Force Movement’s founder and well-known business magnate from Ghana, Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Cheddar, has disclosed that his tigers, or majestic companions, are still with him and are flourishing under his watchful eye.

During an exclusive interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, the independent presidential candidate refuted rumours and claims that the Forestry Commission’s Wildlife Division had taken his two tigers.

Insisting that no one could take the animals from him, he stated that they had always been in his care.

Cheddar also revealed that the cost of maintaining the tigers is high because he feeds them a cow every three days.

”Nobody took the animals from me, they can’t take them from me. You saw the headlines that I have been given the approval to keep two tigers at home and that is what happened. They have always been in my possession….they are my animals and I feed them. I feed them with one cow every three days. Its very expensive to keep them, ” he said.

The well-known businessman and philanthropist expressed his gratitude to Forest for their assistance in obtaining a suitable facility for his animals.

But following a visit to the estate, Luri Kanton, the Wildlife Division’s Director of Operations, claimed in a media interview that the big cats posed no threat to the occupants.

“We have made the visit to look at the tigers to look at their conditions, the cage they are put in and then we want to assure the general public that the tigers are well secured in this cage and our investigation also reveals that so far, their welfare too is being catered for.”

The animals will be moved once a new building has been built for them, Mr Kanton said at the time. The residents of Wonda World Estates, Avenue Lincoln, which is close to the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra, had expressed concerns, which he further allayed.

“The tigers are safe, healthy and well protected and relocation will be done after investigations and a new structure would’ve to be constructed at a new location before the relocation of the animals could be done”.

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