Youth block transfer of EC materials

Aggrieved youth of Foase in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of the Ashanti Region on Saturday stormed the office of the District Assembly to prevent two 40-feet articulated trucks which contained building materials belonging to the Electoral Commission (EC) from being redirected to Twedie.

The truck driver was said to have been instructed by some government officials to redirect the materials to Twedie, but the youth, upon a tip-off besieged the assembly to prevent the transfer.
The youth protested that Foase being the capital of the district host the office of the EC and will resist any attempt to move the materials to Twedie.

Armed securitymen were moved to the town to protect the materials in the trucks and also to maintain peace and order.
The building materials were later off-loaded at Foase after the District Chief Executive, chiefs and other opinion leaders intervened to resolve the matter.

Some of the youth alleged that the incident was an evidence that some personalities were hiding behind the scenes to move the district capital from Foase to Twedie.

They vowed to resist any attempt by any group or individuals to move the district capital from Foase to Twedie.
The Nifahene of Foase, Nana Boa Amponsem backed the move by the youth to resist a change of capital.

He said some companies which were established in the town moved to other districts since their buildings were converted and cited the community centre of the town which was previously used for town hall meetings had been converted to a district administration block while a cocoa service centre was also converted to agriculture and education office.

Nana Amponsem indicated that the current office of the District Chief Executive was also a gari processing centre and maintained that the town has lost much economically and will not allow the district capital to be moved to Twedie to compound their challenges. –

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