Foase Chiefs Petition Asantehene Over Relocation Of District Capital

The Foase Traditional Council have petitioned the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II following the relocation of the Atwima Kwanwoma district capital from Foase to Twedie.

This was made known in a meeting with some assembly members and leadership of the traditional council on Tuesday,February 13,2018.

The chiefs insist that due processes have still not been followed despite attempts by their outfit to bring closure to the matter.

Last week,three (3) residents of Foase who were among protesters that were agitating  over the relocation of the capital of Atwima Kwanwoma District from Foase to Twedie died after police fired through them. Several others also sustained gunshot wounds in the process.

Residents accused the Police of targeting them in Wednesday’s incident clashes, resulting in the fatalities.

Assembly members in the district have also condemned the actions by the police describing it as “unfortunate”.

In a separate news conference, the visibly unhappy town leaders appealed to government to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of the three individuals.

“We believe that the killings could have been avoided if the police had added some professionalism in their approach”, Presiding member, Hon Emmanuel Asuah Dadzie told journalists on Tuesday, February 13.

“No assemblyman is safe to transact business at Twedie and Foase if this issue is not handled with care”, the presiding member posited.

Background

In 2008, some chiefs from Twedie filed a writ at the Supreme Court challenging the decision by Parliament to make Foase the district capital.

The court, in 2012, ruled in favour of Twedie, describing the Parliamentary decision as null and void.

 

Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/Jonathan Ofori