Suame, Affigya Kwabre In Boundary Brawl

Duncan Opoku Nkrumah

SUAME
MUNICIPALITY and Affigya Kwabre South District are at each other’s throats over
a boundary separating the two assemblies in the Ashanti Region.

Tension
between the two assemblies usually escalates especially when it comes to the
collection of revenue at the main areas of contention.

The
areas of contention between the two assemblies are Kronom Aborohia and
Kyikyirase.

There
have been instances when the taskforce of the two assemblies had sacked revenue
collectors from the disputed areas.

Duncan
Opoku Nkrumah, the Presiding Member (PM) for Kwabre South District Assembly,
made the disclosure on Sunday during a meeting to engender peace among the DCE,
assemblymen and New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives at Affigya Kwabre South.

According
to the PM, the brawl is preventing the smooth progress of the area, for which
reason it should be resolved immediately.

Mr.
Nkrumah said the matter had been reported to the Ashanti Regional Minister –
Simon Osei Mensah – for peaceful resolution.

He,
therefore, entreated the minister to quicken the pace in resolving the matter
to help avert possible violence.

Odeneho
Kwaku Appiah, the NPP Chairman for Affigya Kwabre South, also expressed concern
about the disputed areas.

He
gave an assurance to get in touch with the Majority Leader in Parliament and Member
of Parliament for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, to solve the matter.

Odeneho Appiah stated that it is not necessary for the two assemblies to continue to fight over boundaries that separate them.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi



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