Ashanti Region

Chief destooled for acting as NDC polling agent


The Ankobeahene of Essienimpong in the Ashanti Region, Nana Ekon Ansa Boafo has been destooled for engaging in partisan politics. He is said to have acted as a Polling Agent for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just-ended 2016 December elections. As a result of his destoolment, Nana Boafo is not to be seen performing any official traditional duty ...

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Wontumi didn’t stage fake thumb-printed ballots story– NPP

Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Antwi Bosiako

The opposition New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region has rejected claims that its Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi masterminded the planting of the fake ballot papers that were intercepted by the Police in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi on Monday. “The NPP has absolutely nothing to do with the criminal act to thumb print ...

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NPP misleading media to divert attention from new Kejetia market – NDC 

Chairman Wontumi

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of sending police on a wild goose chase to divert attention from President John Mahama’s commissioning of the first phase of the Kumasi Kejetia Market. This follows the confiscation of purported thump-printed ballot papers which have since been confirmed as fake by the Electoral ...

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NPP’s Wontumi ‘staged’ thumb-printed ballot story – NDC


The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have accused the regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of fabricating the story of found thumb-printed ballot at a guest house in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. Reports from the region on Monday morning indicated the Police had seized bags stuffed with thumb-printed ballot papers from a guest ...

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Ashanti: Retrieved thumb-printed ballot papers fake – Police


The Ashanti Regional Police Command has confirmed that the purported bags of thumb-printed ballot papers found in a hotel in Kumasi are fake. The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye revealed that the Regional Director of the of Electoral Commission (EC), Serebour Quarcoo, confirmed that the purported ballot papers were not genuine, following further investigations. Ashanti Regional Police Commander, ...

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Ghanaians not seeing Mahama’s ‘unprecedented’ projects – Nana Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

The Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has said Ghanaians continue to crave for more projects despite the governing National Democratic Congress’ claim that they have invested in unprecedented infrastructural development. Addressing a press conference in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that, at several places where he campaigned, Ghanaians were asking ...

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CPP regional executives defect to NPP

Ivor Greensreet

Some regional executives of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the Atwima Kwanwonma constituency in the Ashanti Region have defected to the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The CPP parliamentary candidate for the constituency, James Sarfo who confirmed the move to Citi News said his colleagues took the decision on Monday to support both the NPP’s parliamentary candidate and Nana Akufo-Addo. ...

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No mercy for election day ‘troublemakers’ – Police

COP Kofi Boakye

The Police have served notice that they will deal ruthlessly with persons who try to ferment trouble in the country on Election Day, December 7, 2016. Speaking to senior police officers and the media in the Ashanti Region, the Regional Police commander, COP Kofi Boakye assured that the Police will ensure maximum security on the day. “The Police are going ...

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We’re not adding new names to special voters’ list – Police


The Police Service has rejected accusations that it is conniving with the Electoral Commission (EC) to unlawfully add the names of some police recruits to the special voters’ list. On Monday, Citi News intercepted a document suggesting that the Ghana Police Service in collaboration with the Electoral Commission (EC), have embarked on an exercise to add the names of more ...

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NDC, NPP suspend political activities in Ashanti


The two major political parties contesting the December polls, have announced a break in political activities in the Ashanti Region, which is a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party. This follows the demise of the Queenmother of the the Asante Kingdom, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) at a press conference today [Saturday], at the ...

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