Kasapafmonline can authoritatively state that the Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, is angry at the Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu for disrespecting him.
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.
Mr Bonsu has reportedly unilaterally removed Chief of Amoaman, Nana Agyenim Boateng who is Otumfour’s representative on the board of the Kajetia 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.
Speaking to Kasapa News, Baffour Atta Kwesi Amoh, an official at Manhyia Palace, stated that Kojo Bonsu should have showed Asantehene some respect by briefing him (Otumfuor) ahead of his action against the Amoamanhene.
“After he sent a letter on the action he has taken against Otumfour’s to the Minister of Local Government and the Regional Minister, why did he not come to Asantehene to explain the issues to him about his decision.
“How can you just take out someone who’s representing Otumfour without his notice? Asanteman is not happy with his conduct and so we have summoned him to appear before Nananom (Chiefs) on Monday and to show our displeasure, we have slaughtered a goat in accordance with our custom” Baffour Atta Kwesi Amoh noted.