The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore Mampong Alidu Seidu, was attacked and robbed of his official vehicle at gunpoint on Friday night.
The incident occured just before 11:15 pm on the Agya Wusu Junction-Buobai stretch, Asaase News has gathered.
A source said two men stopped him at gunpoint and took the vehicle away.
Spate of Robberies in Kumasi
The Ashanti region has witnessed a number of daytime robbery attacks in the past few months, raising fears about security.
In July, a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church was robbed and gunned down in Kumasi.
On 12 October, the Ashanti regional director of the Electoral Commission, Benjamin Bannor Bio, was attacked and robbed at gunpoint on the highway between Anwiankwanta and Obuasi while returning from official trip to the Western Region.
On 20 October, a Chinese national Ting Tiant was shot by suspected armed robbers in Kumasi at a mobile money joint.
The incident in the Ashanti regional capital occurred barely 24 hours after a 36 -year-old man had been shot dead at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality.