A government delegation led by ArchBishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams will be in Kumasi today to intervene in the stand off between the Mayor of Kumasi and the Asanteman traditional Council, Kasapafmonline.com can confirm.
Manhyia Palace on Monday severed ties with Kojo Bonsu for disrespecting Otumfuor Osei Tutu, the Overlord of Asanteman.
This website is reliably informed that Asanteman, in demonstrating its level of annoyance over the lack of respect for the Great King on Thursday slaughtered a sheep and summoned the KMA Boss to appear before Asanteman to answer certain queries against him on Monday.
The action taken against Mr Bonsu was sparked by his unilaterally removal of Chief of Amoaman, Nana Agyenim Boateng who is Otumfour’s representative on the board of the Kejetia Market project which is currently under construction without informing the king about his action.
Otumfour nominated the chief to represent him after issues of corruption and embezzlement of funds was leveled against Kojo Bonsu.
The project has become a centre of controversy in recent times with a group of Assemblymen led by former Presiding Member Nana Kofi Senya, last week issuing a one week ultimatum to Kojo Bonsu to resign for allegedly inflating prices of shops in the yet-to-be completed Project and for showing what they termed ‘gross disrespect” to the Asantehene.
The group alleged among other things that Mr Bonsu has unilaterally increased prices of the shops from an initially agreed Ghc1500 to Ghc 25,000 each. But the Public Relations Manager of the KMA, Godwin Okumah Nyame has denied the allegations.
But when a gathering of Chiefs had gathered at the Palace in wait of the KMA Boss today (Monday) Kojo Bonsu failed to turn up.
Ultimate FM’s Justice Isaac Bediako reported that instead, the Ashanti Regional Minister John Alexander Ackon rather appeared before the chiefs and then sought to apologize on behalf of Kojo Bonsu for his absence and the earlier actions he took.
However the Chiefs who didn’t take kindly to Kojo Bonsu’s lack of respect for them told the minister they will not accept the apology.