Monday, February 14, 2011


A sixty – five (65) seater Yutong bus with registration number GC5097 Z traveling from Sunyani to Accra was involved in an accident with an Opel Vetra Saloon Car with registration Number GR 8677 W at the Tepa Junction on the Kumasi – Becehm highway at about 11.00pm on 12th February 2011

An eyewitness account said the driver of the Yutong bus ignored road signs indicating he was approachi

ng a police barrier at the Bechem Junction and also ignored the flashing of a torchlight to stop from a police officer who was on duty at the barrier.

The source further said the driver of the opel car had earlier stopped at the other side of the barrier and had been given the green light to drive when all of a sudden the over speeding Yutong bus crashed into it and fell on it’s side.

The source again said, though no death was recorded, all the pas

sengers in both vehicles, received various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Bechem Government Hospital where most of them were admitted.

The Bechem Police Command is investigating the cause of the accident and have managed to tow all the two (2) vehicles from the accident scene.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The Union of Tano South Students (UTASS) in a bid to improve the quality of education in the Tano South District has instituted an award scheme to motivate subject teachers and best performing schools at the BECE level in the Tano South District.
This came to light when the union held an award Ceremony at Bechem to award deserving teachers and best schools.

Speaking at the award ceremony, the public Relations Officer of the Union Mr. Shaibu Agyeman said the union has embarked on a number of educational programmes since it’s establishment some of which is free extra classes for Junior High School three (JHS 3) pupils.

Mr. Shaibu hinted that the whole programme was to motivate teachers and pupils to give of their best and also perform well in the BECE examinations.
In a message, UTASS advised people in responsible positions such as the teachers, that they play an important role in the community and therefore they must give good examples of themselves since other people especially the pupils they teach would tend to emulate them. The union advised that there are a lot of potentials in the pupils and therefore must be tapped well.

The union called on benevolent organization and individuals to assist them in cash or kind to enable them carry out their programmes so as to uplift the standard of education in the District.

Special mention was made to the patrons of the Union and some individuals who have in diverse ways helped in the sustenance of the union programmes in the community.

Monday, February 7, 2011


The Tano South District is one of the 22 districts in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. It lies between latitudes 7000’N and 7025’N and between longitudes 1045W and 2015W. It is bounded on the North and East by Offinso and Ahafo Ano South Districts, both in the Ashanti Region and on its West and South West by the Tano North District. The Tano South District has a total land area of 635 square kilometers, which is 1.54 percent of the total land area of the Brong Ahafo Region.

Tano South is the gateway to the Brong Ahafo Region and has Bechem as its District capital. The people of Tano South District are mainly farmers with tomatoes as the bread basket of the District. The Tano South District can boast of many educational institutions such as the St Joseph College of Education, Bechem Technical School for the Deaf, Bechem Presbyterian Senior High School and the Community Development Vocational Institute, Bechem Business college (Bebusco) and Presbyterian Secondary Commercial (Preseco).

The Tano South District was formerly a Sub – District of the Sunyani District and later divided into two to become the Tano District and which was later divided into the Tano North and South Districts. The Tano South District has some undeveloped tourist sites one of which is the Kwasu Bamboo Groove which could be well developed because of the unique position of the district.

The District can boost of some tourist sites such as the Kwasu Bamboo Groove, the Samuel Otoo tomb at Techmantia and the Onynia Kyere at Dwomo.

The Kwasu Bamboo Groove is situated from a distance one (1) kilometer from the Kwasu Township, a farming village in the District with a distance of five (5) kilometers from the District

Capital Bechem. The groove can be located on the Kwasu Abodai road.

What is unique about this groove is that it occupies a large track of land besides the Kwasu river and provides shelter to it. Another unique feature of the place is that the Kwasu river gives a melodious sound over the rocks it runs.


The Kwasu bamboo groove when developed could serve as follows:

· Recreational Centre

· Sight seeing

· Retreat Centre


It is recommended that the Tano South District Assembly take up the mantle of developing the site or invite investors to team up with to develop these places of interest.

The Kwasu Bamboo Groove when developed could earn revenue for the District Assembly and attract Tourist to the district to enhance trade and job opportunities.