Foase Killing: Regional Minister Faces Manhyia

Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah and other stakeholders have arrived at the Manhyia palace to face the Kumasi Traditional Council following recent killings in the Atwima Kwanwoma, a town of Foase in the Ashanti region.

Three people died after police fired through protesters over the relocation of the capital of Atwima Kwanwoma District from Foase to Twedie.

In a bid to bring a closure to the matter, the Minister together with the DCE of Atwima Kwanwoma and a representative from the Ashanti regional police command are currently at the Manhyia Palace to update the council.

According to xyz news correspondent Jonathan Ofori, the leaders of the Kumasi Traditional Council are in a state of anger because they think Government has not been able to bring closure to the Foase issue.

Nana Appiah Ampem Frimpong II, Foase Hene also blames the REGSEC of their inability to maintain peace in the area.

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.

Some weeks ago (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.

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.

Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz