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General News of Monday, 27 March 2017


We will resolve the row over Delta Forces - Ashanti Regional minister

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah says a regional Security Council meeting would be held in connection to the row over the appointment of George Adjei as the regional security coordinator.

Last Friday [March 23rd, 2017], a vigilante group by name Delta Force-believed to be affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), stormed the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, demanding the removal of Mr. George Adjei.

The group said they cannot work with the appointee and that, he did not contribute to the electoral victory of the party. Properties were destroyed in the process of the attack.

The group further demanded that one of their own be appointed. Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the Regional Minister said he has been briefed on the matter, and will be meeting with all stakeholders to resolve the row.

When asked if the appointee is going to resume work after the attack, he said, that is a security issue I do not want to talk about now stressing that, we will meet on the issue.

Meanwhile, the police in the region have arrested one person in connection with the attack. The suspect, Kwadwo Bamba, is believed to be the organiser of the vigilante group, Delta Force.

A statement from the Ghana Police Service said the suspect is currently assisting the Police with investigations.

The statement further asked those who were involved in the attack to report themselves to the Police.

“We are also asking those who were involved to make themselves available to the Police because at all cost we will make sure that whoever is picked is made to face the full rigors of the law.”