Tag Archives: Kumasi

Asantehene questions quality of justice after Delta Force saga

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, questioned the quality of justice delivery in Ghana in light of the lenient handling of the Delta Force, a New Patriotic Party-affiliated group, whose members were at the centre of one of the most notorious cases of political party vigilantism. Speaking at the Chief Justice’s forum in Kumasi on Monday, the Asantehene referenced the GHc 1,800 ...

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3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims

Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested some persons suspected to have been involved in various robberies and rape within the Kumasi metropolis and its environs. The suspects; Emmanuel Fosu, 27, alias Alhaji, Farouk Amadu, 25, alias Burger, and Seidu Yakubu, 28 alias Baba Tunde, were arrested in their hideouts at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi upon police intelligence. According to ...

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KMA begins relocation of traders, drivers

Scores of traders spent Monday morning in long queues in a bid to secure better places for their trading activities. The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), is relocating traders and drivers in the Central Business District of Adum, Kejetia, Pampaso, S.A.T and Dr. Mensah to Race Course and Abinkyi markets, which has the capacity to take over 4,000 traders. The relocation exercise ...

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‘Death-trap’ Kumasi storey-building, one other demolished

The three-storey building close to the Asafo interchange in Kumasi that was caving in has been demolished along with a building next to it, which was found to be structurally compromised. Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Osei Assibey Antwi, directed that the building be pulled down after it was declared a danger zone by officials of the National Disaster Management Organization ...

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Investigations begin into ‘collapsing’ Kumasi storey-building

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service in the Ashanti Region, has commenced investigations into a storey building close to the Asafo interchange that is reportedly caving in. Officers from the Ghana National Fire Service, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), as well as the Police, responded to a distress call from traders who were in the collapsing ...

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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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Stray cattle takeover major streets in Kumasi

The movement of stray animals on major streets in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, is becoming a nuisance and a greater source of concern for residents and other road users. Major streets and Intersections in the garden city, like the Airport roundabout- Tech stretch, Amakom-Waec office stretch and the Dichemso-Manhyia roundabout stretch, are slowly becoming unpleasant. Stray animals, especially cattle, ...

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Jailing Delta Force 13 would’ve been harsh – Lawyer

Lawyer for the 13 Delta force members who were standing trial for rioting at the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, has justified the non-custodial sentence for his clients, saying jailing them would have been unfair. According to Frederick Kankam Boadu, it would have been unfair for the court to have jailed his clients. The Asokwa District Court in the ...

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Delta Force 13 fined GHc1,800 each for rioting

The 13 members of Delta Force, a New Patriotic Party-affiliated group, who stormed the Ashanti Regional Security Council and attacked a public officer, have been fined GHc 1,800 each or in default, serve 12 months imprisonment. The accused persons pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit crimes and rioting at the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi. They have ...

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Youth lock up Daily Guide office for ‘defaming’ Otumfuo

The Kumasi Office of the Daily Guide Newspaper, was locked up on Wednesday dawn by the Kumasi Youth Association who claim a recent publication by the private newspaper had defamed the Asantehene. Notices were placed at the entrance of the office, demanding an immediate apology and retraction of the story by the newspaper. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, a reporter ...

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