The Asanteman Council has summoned the Mayor of Kumasi, Mr Kojo Bonsu, to appear before it today, Monday, July 4, 2016, over what it considers to be disrespect for the authority of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
This followed a complaint lodged with the council by the Amoamanhene, Nana Agyin Baoteng, over a letter the mayor wrote to him questioning his status on the Kejetia Central Market Redevelopment Board.
The Amoamanhene was chosen by the Otumfuo as his representative on the committee overseeing the Kejetia Central Market Redevelopment Project.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has said, however, that it does not have any record to that effect and has asked the chief to produce evidence to substantiate the claim that he has been nominated by the Asantehene to represent him on the committee.
The chiefs, who were angered by the letter, have slaughtered a ram to indicate their displeasure at what they viewed as an insult to the Manhyia Palace and have, therefore, ordered the mayor to appear before them.
The letter that caused the indignation was signed by the mayor himself. In the said letter, Mr Bonsu advised the representative from Manhyia to desist from soliciting for funds in aid of the project.
The letter further asked him to consult the KMA before embarking on any activity in the name of the Kejetia Central Market Redevelopment Project.
Source: Graphic Online