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Stop the agitation for removal of DCEs’ – Minister

Mr. Peter Anarfi-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has cautioned supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop agitations for removal of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). He said the emerging trend where some of them, particularly the youth, were quick to angrily demand the termination of the appointment of the chief executives was quite worrying and ...

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NADMO present items to disaster victims

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has presented relief items worth GH¢60,000 to some flood victims in the Kwabre East district in the Ashanti Region. The items presented included mattresses, blankets, bags of rice, mosquitoes coils, sandals, plastic bowls and cups to the victims. The communities that were badly affected in the disasters included Ahwiaa, Aboaso, Abirem and Ntonso with roofing’s ...

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Sasa Junior High School gets new three classroom block unit

The Afigya- Kwabre District Assembly has inaugurated a three-classroom block unit to enhance effective teaching and learning at the Sasa Junior High School in the district. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, District Chief Executive (DCE),Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire said education development was a priority on the Assembly’s agenda and that the district would continue to invest and create academically-friendly environment in ...

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Driver jailed 17 years for defilement

The Kumasi Gender Court, presided over by Ms. Janet Anima-Marfo, has sentenced a driver, found guilty of defiling a minor, resulting in a pregnancy, to 17 years imprisonment. Abdullai Mumuni, 25, was convicted after he had confessed to the crime. The 15-year victim had been sent to sell some foodstuff when the convict lured her to his room under the ...

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KATH to run specialist medical clinics in Kumasi

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility has signaled a new direction with the decision to run specialist medical clinic services in some identified hospitals across the Kumasi Metropolis. The goal is to efficiently manage complicated cases that would otherwise have been referred to the hospital, to help reduce congestion. Dr. Joseph Akpaloo, the Chief ...

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Develop satellite markets – Asantehene to KMA

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised the Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) to develop satellite markets within the metropolis. He said such markets will help decongest the Central Business District (CBD), while decentralizing trading activities for economic growth. The Asantehene indicated that, with the population of Kumasi soaring by the day, it would be appropriate for work on the redevelopment ...

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This is how the new Kejetia Market will look like after completion

Thousands of traders at the Kejetia market have been demonstrating for months over their relocation to make way for the commencement of an ultra modern market. The mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu has assured them the project will be in their best interest despite doubts expressed by the traders. The market, which is said to be the first in the ...

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Driver, mate in trouble for allegedly assaulting a Policeman

A driver and his mate together with a farmer have run into trouble with the law for allegedly assaulting a Policeman at Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District of the Ashanti Region. Michael Nartey, Matthew Badu and Kwaku Agyapong have already appeared before the Nyinahin Magistrate Court charged with assault and abetment of crime. They all pleaded not guilty to the ...

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Ashanti Prisons mount search for 2 escapees and accomplices

The Ashanti Regional Prisons Service says it is investigating circumstances that led to the escape of two of its prisoners from the Amanfrom Camp prisons near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The two prisoners who were serving various sentences at the prison were said to have escaped last Friday when prisoners who had been granted amnesty were being released. Public ...

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60,000 more households to benefit from LEAP

The Ministry of Gender, children and social protection has revealed plans of adding more households to the LEAP program nationwide. The ministry according to Nana Oye Lithur is undertaking an exercise to add 60,000 more households to the current 90,000 households. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection made this revelation during her visit to the Asokore ...

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