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Over 270 killed in road crashes in Ashanti – Road Safety

Two hundred and seventy-three road users have died in road accidents between January and November this year in the Ashanti Region. The figures according to Regional Road Safety Commission are worrying, considering the continuous campaigns on road safety measures. Speaking to Citi News, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Road Safety Commission, Samuel Asiamah, blamed the crashes on ...

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KMA backs Minister’s arrest of pastor for alleged noise-making

The Noise Control Department of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has commended the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei, for causing the arrest of a pastor for allegedly making excessive noise, stating that his action does not contravene the laws. According to the Department, the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (ACT 30), empowers citizens to cause the arrest of persons who commit ...

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Kumasi church denies making noise; Pastor traumatized by arrest

The Secretary of the House of Bethel Ministry in Kumasi, Stephen Osei, has denied claims by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, that the church was making excessive noise, for which reason he caused the arrest of their pastor at midnight on Saturday during a live service. Stephen Osei told Citi News, that the Pastor, Reverend Kwame Takyi, who was ...

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Ashanti Regional Minister arrests pastor for noise-making

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, stormed the House of Bethel Ministry’s Watch Night Service on Saturday morning, and ordered its Head Pastor’s arrest, claiming that the church was making ‘too much noise’. Police at KNUST have since granted bail to the Church’s Head Pastor, Reverend Kwame Takyi, after he had spent some hours behind bars. The police picked up Rev. Takyi, and ...

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We’ll get justice for ‘murdered’ robbery suspects – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for Asawase constituency, Muntaka Mubarak, has declared his resolve to ensure justice for two suspected criminals who were recently shot while in Police custody. Awudu Osman, also known as Awudu Ninja, was shot and killed by Police with his alleged accomplice Lukeman Mohammed, also known as Alfa, after they allegedly attempted to escape custody. Relatives of ...

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Abofour traders protest over relocation to new market

Traders at Abofour in the Offinso Municipality of the Ashanti Region are protesting moves to relocate them to a newly constructed market in the area. According to the traders, the basic amenities needed for the market to function effectively, were not in place hence their refusal to move. The traders have also cited insecurity as one of the major reasons ...

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A/Region: 5 in court over alleged attack on Chief

Five persons arrested by the police over an alleged attack on the Chief of Abesewa in the Ahafo-Ano South District in the Ashanti Region, were on Wednesday, put before a Kumasi Circuit Court. The suspects, Isaac Boamah, Michael Owusu Ansah, Bismark Appiah-Kubi, Charles Sarkodie and Thomas Abebrese, were charged with rioting, assault, causing unlawful damage and stealing. They all pleaded not ...

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A/R: 2 suspected robbers with AK 47 arrested

Police in the Ashanti Region on Saturday, October 28, arrested two suspected robbers who had in their possession an AK 47 rifle, with 55 rounds of ammunition. The two, Abdulai Mahama and Owusu Sekyere, were intercepted by police at Dominanse, whilst they were on board a white Toyota Corolla and driving from Obuasi to Kumasi. The two are reported to ...

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Asokore Mampong Assembly pledges to empower youth

The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly (AMMA), in the Ashanti Region, has pledged an effective partnership with the Business Advisory Center (BAC), to equip the youth with requisite skills and support them with seed capital to set up businesses. This according to the Assembly will boost the socio-economic activities of the municipality, and reduce the rising unemployment amongst the youth. Chief ...

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Minister orders removal of 4 roundabouts from KNUST to Ejisu

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has ordered the removal of all roundabouts on the KNUST to Ejisu stretch in Kumasi by the end of 2017. The roundabouts, numbering four, will be replaced by signalized intersections. This decision, according to the sector Minister, Kwasi Amoakoh-Atta, follows reports of the inconvenience and accidents caused by the narrowing of the roads by ...

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