Tag Archives: Kumasi

Asokwa Police arrest two for terrorizing residents


The Asokwa Divisional Police Command has arrested two suspects from their hideouts at the Sokoban Wood Village, a suburb of Kumasi for undertaking a series of robberies within Asokwa and its surrounding communities. The suspects; Frank Mensah alias Nenyor, 22 years, a cobbler, and Samuel Opoku alias ‘Sammy Tuga’, 23 years, a Disk Jocker (DJ), subsequently led police to arrest ...

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Trenches create death-trap on Sunyani-Kumasi highway


The deplorable nature of sections of the Sunyani-Kumasi road remains a death trap to passengers and drivers who use the highway. During a visit, the Ghana News Agency sighted some trenches had developed at certain sections along the Abesewa-Nsuta corridor of the highway. The visit was necessitated by the persistent complaints from commercial drivers and passengers at some bus terminals ...

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Our protest was peaceful – Small scale miners challenge police

Police effecting arrests during the small-scale miners' protest

Despite the arrests and firing of tear gas during a protest by members of the Small-scale Miners Association in Kumasi, the association maintains that the protest was within the confines of the law. Police had said the protesters breached the public order act as some of them were seen to be carrying “offensive implements.” But speaking on Eyewitness News, a spokesperson for ...

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Ghanaian doctor successfully performs penile implant


A Ghanaian Sexopathologist specialist at Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Samuel Amanamah, has successfully performed a penile implant surgery in Ghana. Dr. Amanamah is the first Ghanaian doctor to have done such surgery in the country. The surgery was done in collaboration with the Peace and Love Hospital and Derry Court Medical Practice. The surgery, which took ...

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Kumasi: 10 arrested in protest over mining ban


Police had to fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of small-scale miners in Kumasi who were protesting against the government’s temporary ban on all forms of small-scale mining in the country. In the course of the demonstration, 10 of the protesters were arrested by police for breaching the terms of the public order Act. The Ashanti Regional Police PRO, ASP Juliana ...

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Long queues as parents rush to SHSs to register wards [Report]


First-year students of the various Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country have reported to their premises to complete their registration process. However, the process has been fraught with a few challenges resulting in students and parents left standing in long queues for extended periods of time. With the students supposed to report back in a couple of days, the parents have thronged the ...

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Ashanti schools begin Free SHS enrollment process


Parents and their wards in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have begun trooping to Senior High Schools to start the registration process for the Free Education policy. Students going through the registration process were seen in long queues at some Senior High Schools when Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hafiz Tijani visited them to monitor the process. The students said ...

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Kumasi’s Decline: My Observations


The once vibrant city of Kumasi is in serious disarray. Disorder and chaos are what the CBD (Adum) has become. Adum today can be likened to a giant junkyard with the many shops selling mainly imported second-hand items and poor-quality goods from south Asia. Roads are strangled, blocked, seized and turned into markets leading to stressful traffic situations. Lorry terminals ...

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Peace Council investigates Alabar station clashes in Kumasi


The Ashanti Regional branch of the Peace Council has deployed a team to ascertain the actual cause of the tension at the Tamale bus terminal in Kumasi. This was after the council met leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) factions who are both claiming ownership of the terminal at Alabar. The fight over ...

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Kumasi: Police secure Alabar lorry station to curb clashes


The Ashanti Regional Police command has sent re-enforcement to the Alabar lorry station following near clashes between two feuding groups. The groups in question clashed in March 2017, leaving six people seriously injured. Reports indicate that they clashed over management of the Alabar Tamale lorry station. The Abudus are said to be seeking total control of the lorry station because ...

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