Tackle growing insecurity in Ashanti Region – Kumasi Traditional Council to Govt

Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia IV

The Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia IV, has expressed concern over the growing insecurity in the Ashanti Region, especially the capital Kumasi.

The chairman of the Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) believes enough has not been done to improve the security situation in the region.

At a Town Hall meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, the Chief said, “We are all witnesses to the fact that for three months now we have heard of murders going on in Kumasi mysteriously and so far as we are concern the police who are responsible for our security haven’t talked about it”.

“We in Kumasi have had problems with our environment and security and I am taking this opportunity to bring it to your attention for proper address”, he was quoted by myjoyonline.com as saying.

His comments comes following gruesome murder of a community health nurse at Ayuom near Kumasi in the Bosomtwe District a week ago.

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Though police are yet to go public on the matter, it is believed that the young mother of three, was ganged raped and gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants.

This has attracted widespread condemnation amid social media campaigns to demand the arrest and subsequent prosecution of the culprits.

Her murder brings to three the number of persons whose mysterious death are yet to be uncovered.

Responding to the murder, the Bantamahene said, “We know that in the Western democracy when these things happen the police come out to solicit for help and let the citizens see that something is being done but here in Kumasi, we have seen that nothing is being done about it.

“Since October, we have heard nothing from the police so we have assumed they are doing nothing. But once the Vice President is here, we want to bring it to his attention”.

Led by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the meeting brought together appointees in government and other stakeholders to update Ghanaians on the fulfilment of government’s promises and commitments made ahead of the 2020 elections.

It was held under the theme “Demonstrating fulfilment of our promises.”

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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