Tag Archives: Ashanti Region

JHS student stabbed to death by classmate


A 20-year-old, Mathew Opoku was yesterday [Wednesday] stabbed to death by his classmate, Elijah Namon. The deceased was stabbed in the chest. The two are JHS 1 students at the WESCO Demonstration Junior High School at Suame in Kumasi. The incident happened on the school’s premises. It is unclear what may have led to the action of the suspect, Elijah ...

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13 Delta Force members’ case adjourned again

File photo: Delta Force members

A Kumasi Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region has adjourned to August 8, 2017 the case involving thirteen (13) members of pro- New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force. A representative for the prosecutor in the case, C/Inspt, Hannah Acheampong, pleaded with the court presided over by Her Honor Mary Nsenkyire for an adjournment because the prosecutor, ACP Okyere ...

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Ashanti Region police to probe officer’s alleged suicide


The Ashanti Regional Police Command has launched investigations into reports that one of its officers, Corporal Ebenezer Kofi Otchere, committed suicide. The 33-year-old police officer is said to have shot himself dead in the early hours of  Wednesday, July 12, at Old Tafo, in the Ashanti Region. The Regional Police PRO, ASP Juliana Obeng, addressing the press said the deceased ...

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2 arrested for selling toffees, alcohol mixed with ‘wee’

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A 64-year-old woman and her male accomplice are in the grips of the Tafo Pankrono Police in the Ashanti Region for possessing substances suspected to be Indian hemp. Madam Afia Pokuah and Issah Yaw were arrested with the substance and milk toffees which are also believed to contain Indian hemp. The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Juliana Obeng ...

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Parts of Kumasi flooded after 3-hour downpour


Parts of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have been flooded following a three hour downpour on Sunday evening. Some affected areas include Aboabo, Asebi Junction and Asokore Mampong. The Aboabo stream known as Pelele has also been flooded and residents in the area are currently struggling to use the foot bridge on the stream. Flooding in the area in 2015 ...

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Ashanti North: GWCL cuts water supply to firms over GHC40m debt

Manager of GWCL for Ashanti North interacting with the Regional Minister

The Ashanti North branch of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has suspended water supply to both state and private institutions in the area over unpaid bills. The Manager of GWCL for Ashanti North, Ing. Gilbert Quaye who made the revelation, indicated that some state and private institutions are indebted to the company to the tune of GH¢44,308,184. Speaking during ...

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Capt. Mahama’s suspected killers now 42

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The Police say some forty-two (42) persons have so far been arrested in connection with the horrendous killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama. Whereas some of the suspects have already been arraigned and remanded, others are being screened and would be sent to court today [Monday]. Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on Monday May ...

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High Court judge robbed in Kumasi


Suspected thieves have raided the home of a High Court judge, Justice Senyo Amedahe, in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. They made away with his laptop, some documents suspected to be connected to his work, and an undisclosed amount of money. Reports indicate that, the burglars broke into the judge’s room after using a razor blade to cut the net ...

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Small-scale miners postpone demo against gov’t

File photo: Excavator working at a mining site

The Ashanti Regional Branch of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) has postponed a demonstration aimed at protesting a ban on its activities. The Association had threatened to hit the streets on Tuesday if government does not remove a ban on small-scale mining following a massive campaign against illegal mining also known as galamsey. Meanwhile, the association in ...

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Small-scale mining ban to exceed six months if… – Amewu

Ministerial Vetting

The ban on small-scale mining may extend beyond the stipulated six months. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Peter Amewu, has stressed that the ban will not be lifted unless the objectives for the imposition are met within the six months. The government imposed the six-month ban on small-scale mining as part of efforts to end illegal mining and its ...

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