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The Kumasi Traditional Council has begun steps to address the issue behind the blood-spattered remonstration at Foase in the Ashanti Region that led to the death of three residents.

The Council has blamed the handling of the relocation of the Atwima Kwanwoma District capital from Foase to Twedie for the escalation of the violence.

In a bid to get to address the issue, the traditional leaders have subpoenaed Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Nana Otchere Tawiah Antwi and Ashanti Regional Police Commander over the clashes.

The dispute over the relocation of the capital of the Atwima Kwanwoma District dates back to 2012 when the Supreme Court ordered it to be moved from Foase to Twedie.

Foase had served as the capital of the district since 2008 when it was carved out of the then Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma District by the government of ex-president John Kufuor in 2007.

He has assured Ghanaians the Ministry will engage with opinion leaders in both towns to find amicable ways to settle the issue.

The Asante Akim North Member of Parliament (MP) Andy Appiah-Kubi supported the steps taken by the Local Government Ministry to relocate the district capital to Twedie, saying no one can ignore the ruling of the apex court.  

However, he recommended the payment of compensation to persons who will be affected by the relocation.



Last modified on Thursday, 15 February 2018


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