Kojo Bonsu Begs Otumfuo

The embattled Chief Executive of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu, has rendered unqualified apology to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

He rendered a similar apology to the chiefs that form the Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) over allegations that he does not respect them.

Mr Bonsu also reiterated his readiness to take the necessary traditional steps to help repair the strain relationship between him and the chiefs in the coming days for peace to prevail.

“I wish to render unqualified apologies to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Nananom for any actions and inactions on my part which may have incurred their displeasure,” he stated.

This was contained in a statement authored by him, which was released to the media in Kunasi on Friday.

Chiefs Anger

The KTC, at a crunch meeting on Monday at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, asked President Mahama to remove Kojo Bonsu from office because of his disrespect to the chiefs.

The chiefs stated that they had slaughtered a sheep and performed the necessary rites at the palace to indicate that they would have nothing to do with Kojo Bonsu if he continued to stay in office.

The chiefs, who wore black cloth to portray their extreme anger, urged President Mahama to quickly appoint a new person, who would respect them, as the next Kumasi Mayor.


Mr Kojo Bonsu, who sounded repentant, said he was worried about the recent concerns raised by the chiefs, especially concerning his strain relationship with them.

He admitted that the chiefs in Kumasi, notably Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, had offered him maximum support since he assumed office as the KMA chief executive which had helped him to effectively deliver on his mandate.

From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi