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Kumasi: Fire guts cars, repair shop at Sofoline

Four cars and a vehicle repair shop have been ravaged by fire at Sofoline a suburb of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. According to eyewitnesses, the fire started about 7:30 pm yesterday [Friday]. Residents tried to douse the fire and managed to prevent it from spreading to other shops before the arrival of firefighters from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital fire ...

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We’re not usurping KMA Boss’ mandate – Traditional Council

The Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) has warned against utterances that it is usurping the responsibilities of the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Asibey Antwi. The Council said it stands for the progress and development of the Kumasi Metropolis and will continue to support city authorities to implement policies that will benefit residents in Kumasi. The KTC ...

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Kumasi Chiefs summon Minister, DCE over Foase deaths

The Kumasi Traditional Council has summoned the Ashanti Regional Security Council and the Atwima Kwanwoma District Security Council, following the deaths of three residents at Foase during a protest over the relocation of the capital of the Atwima Kwanwoma District. Members of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly recently called for a probe into events that left three people dead and ...

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We deserve better projects – Ashanti chiefs to gov’t

The Kumasi Traditional Council has expressed displeasure over the lack of developmental projects in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi. As a result of that, the chiefs have set up a development council to champion the cause of development from the national kitty to the region. Members of over 70 suburban and divisional chiefs, said the region has been stifled of ...

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Eight traders arrested for rioting at KMA premises

Police in the Ashanti Region have picked up eight persons after over 30 irate traders besieged the premises of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Tuesday evening to protest the arrest of their colleagues. The officers were called in after the traders massed up at the Assembly’s premises and threatened to attack some workers. According to the Assembly, the relocation ...

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‘Runaway’ VIP Bus driver suspended for abandoning passengers

Managers of the VIP Jeoung Transport Company in Kumasi have indefinitely suspended the driver who left about 30 passengers stranded in the middle of their journey to Kumasi a fortnight ago. According to the passengers who spoke to Citi News, the driver, Nana Boadi, reversed to chase a saloon car from which an object which broke the bus’ windscreen had ...

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KMA calls for calm in ongoing relocation exercise

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly [KMA], has rejected assertions by some traders in the metropolis that it has adopted a “lackadaisical approach” in the ongoing relocation exercise of traders and transport operators. The Assembly has also asked members of the various traders’ associations to desist from any intended plan to demonstrate and comply with its orders to ply their trade at the ...

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City Cancer Challenge launched in Kumasi

The City Cancer Challenge, an initiative expected to reduce mortality associated with Cancer, has been launched in Kumasi. Kumasi is part of three other cities where the City Cancer Challenge “C/CAN 2025” is being piloted. Head of Oncology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Baffour Awuah, presenting the state of cancer in Kumasi at the launch, revealed that a ...

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Kumasi: Driver, mate arrested for trafficking ‘wee’

The Kumasi Central Police Command, on Thursday, January 11, intercepted a bus heading to Niger from Kumasi loaded with substances suspected to be Indian Hemp. The bus was loaded with goods from the Boko Station in Kumasi and was intercepted at Buoho in the Afigya-Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region. Briefing the press on the arrest, ACP Nuhu Jango, the Kumasi ...

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Kumasi: 32-yr old man allegedly stabbed to death by ‘jealous lover’

A 32-year old man, David Gyimah, has been stabbed to death at Tafo-Pankrono, a suburb of Kumasi. The deceased was pronounced dead after he was rushed to the Tafo Government Hospital. Police at Tafo-Pankrono have arrested an ex-boyfriend of the deceased’s girlfriend, Sulemana Gibril to assist in investigations. Suspect, Gibril is said to have gone to the house of his ...

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