08 August 2017

Denkyira Obuasi town renamed New Obuasi

The Denkyira Traditional Council in the Central Region has change the name of the infamous town Denkyira Obuasi to New Obuasi.

The acting President of the Council, Nana Adjei Nkyerewie who made the announcement at a durbur held in honour of President Akufo Addo on Monday 7th August 2017, said about 40-days ago they observed 3-days fasting and Prayers and asked God for forgiveness for the dastardly act that occured in the town and they believe God has forgiven them, hence the decision to Change the name in order to give the town a new brand.

The town made the headlines for the wrong reason some three months ago following the gruesome murder of a Military Officer, Major Maxwell Mahama by residents at a time the deceased had been posted to the area on national assignment.

Meanwhile, the President condemned the killing of the army officer but assured the people that his government will not deny them of developmental projects since they are part of the country.

He visited the infamous town as part of a 5-day working tour of the Western and Central Regions of the Country.



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