Monday, March 22, 2010


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi.

A NEAR-disastrous conflict arose between the Asanteman Council and the Techiman Traditional Council last week.
It all started when the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II spoke against the misconduct of the Techimanhene, Osabarima Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV over the kidnapping and manhandling of the Omanhene of Tuobodom, Nana Baffour Asare II.
Otumfuo, at the Asanteman Council meeting last Monday, questioned why the police failed to arrest the Techimanhene and placed the Tuobodomhene in custody.
The Asantehene, therefore, warned that he would not hesitate to arrest the Techimanhene anytime he was in Kumasi, if the authorities failed to bring him to face the law.
Following that threat, youths from Kumasi and Techiman went their own way to cause some disturbances in the two areas.
As a result of the simmering tension, a high-powered delegation from the Presidency visited Kumasi and Techiman to speak with the Asantehene and the Techimanhene respectively on how to ensure peace.
In Kumasi and Techiman, the delegation, led by Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, National Security Advisor, held close-door meetings with the Ashanti King and the Techimanhene respectively.
Other members of the delegation were the Presidential Advisor, Dr Christine Amoako-Nuamah, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Energy, Dr Joe Oteng Adjei, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo
Since the visit of the delegation, peace had returned to the two areas.
The Graphic Nsempa brings to its readers pictures of the visit by the presidential delegation to Kumasi and Techiman.

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