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Old Tafo clashes: Traditional authorities meet REGSEC over feeding cost of security personnel

Old Tafo clash
The Kumasi Old Tafo Traditional Authority is meeting the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) over the feeding cost for security personnel on peace-keeping duties at Old Tafo which has become a subject of conflict between chiefs and public officials.
The Tafo Chiefs are demanding from the REGSEC, reimbursement of GH¢26,000 which have been spent on feeding the troops since February this year when the disturbance hit the town till date.
But the REGSEC says it cannot meet the demand because it never agreed to such arrangement with the Traditional Council.
About 30 police and military personnel have been stationed at Kumasi Old Tafo to maintain order due to the disagreement over the erection of a cemetery fence erupted into violence.
One person died in the clashes and some property worth millions of Ghana cedis, including vehicles were destroyed.
At least, two police officers have been attending guarding duties at the Old Tafo Palace after the security team was withdrawn.
Speaking in an interview with Onua News, the Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon, who is the head of REGSEC, said they are meeting the chiefs over the issue today.
He said REGSEC does not understand the issue with the Traditional Authority and so REGSEC will get a better understanding of the issue after the meeting.
By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|Ghana
Twitter: @3newsgh

 

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