Kumasi Abudus, Andanis Smoke Peace Pipe
MANY years of animosity and tension, the Abudus and Andanis transport unions at
Asokore Mampong have finally smoked the peace pipe.
the leadership of the two transport unions that operate at the New Ghana
Station has agreed to join forces and operate as one transport union.
two rival groups were fond of usually being at each other’s throats even over trivial
matters that could have been settled with dialogue.
peace process was eventually brokered on Friday following the timely
intervention of the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore Mampong,
Alhaji Alidu Seidu.
stakeholders such as the Ashanti Regional branch of the National Peace Council
and other relevant bodies also played a huge role.
lasting peace was secured few days to the re-opening of the now rehabilitated
New Ghana Station, which was previously known as the Joe Boy Station.
Seidu said contractors used seven months to give the station a facelift, adding
that “the facility boasts of urinal, shops, conference hall and other
said he was not comfortable with the tension between the Abudus and Andanis
transport unions so the need to unite them before the opening of the station on
MCE applauded the Abudus and Andanis for seeing the need to bury the hatchet
and live as one people with a common destiny.
“President Akufo-Addo’s effort to unite the Abudus and Andanis in the north served as a motivation in uniting our brothers here”, Alidu Seidu said.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi