?If you don?t want to do the time, don?t commit the crime?, so says my work colleague. I therefore wonder what at all the Asante Overlord is scared of hence employing all dubious tactics to have his seeming acts of corruption and crimes shielded from public exposure. I am aware of his infatuation of employing people to snitch on other chiefs within the Asanteman Council. He had better renounce all his questionable characters that give cause to his fondness for surrounding himself with spies who snoop around supplying him with information on other chiefs and ongoing activities in other areas within the Asanteman.
As long as he pursues that roguish agenda of expropriation with resolute zeal, especially in the case of Kumawuman, he risks further public embarrassment. I am aware, and he is aware that I am aware, of, his sneaky sale, or attempted sale, of about one million acres of Kumawuman Stool lands in the Afram Plains to some Norwegian business tycoon married into their royal family. I have documentation in my possession to confirm my assertion. I have a copy of documents about the suit brought against the buyer by two Kumawuman citizens.
The Norwegian feels as though he is in limbo. He cannot work on the land as he had intended until the documentations on the sale are ratified by a Kumawuhene, the only person with prerogative to sanction its sale.
Asantehene connived with Kumawuhemaa to sell the land, presuming he has the overall ownership of the entire Asanteman lands. He hasn?t. Anyone wanting to know more about this should read about the terms of the Restoration of the Asante Confederacy in 1935. All the various Asanteman Amanhene are owners of the lands under their individual jurisdictions.
From his forebears Antwiwaa (Antoa) Nyame, Nana Oti Akenten, Nana Obiri Yeboah, Nana Osei Tutu I through to himself, Mr Kwaku Duah (Otumfuo Osei Tutu II), has he ever seen or heard of any Asantehene or Kumasihene determining who becomes the paramount chief of Kumawu, let alone, uncompromisingly imposing one of his choice on them? His current stubborn attitude, corruptibly informed of course, towards Kumawuman, is untraditional and must not only be condemned, but also, rebuffed outright.
He is arrogating to himself powers, either traditional or otherwise, that he is not entitled to. He can exercise those powers elsewhere but not detrimentally on the people of Kumawuman. He was accorded respect by the very fact of his position as the Ceremonial Head of Asanteman, but he did not appreciate it. He has abused the respect we had for him. He thinks respect is commanded rather than earned. He will completely lose it the more he dubiously involves in the Kumawu chieftaincy affairs.
It pains me to see Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II stubbornly cruising for bruising. Who are his advisors? Can they not advise him to be careful about the way he is injuriously involving himself in the Kumawu affairs? If he feels he has developed tough skin and therefore will not respect the feelings of the people but will pursue his selfish agenda at all cost, then I feel sorry for him. Be it known to him ?Good name is better than riches?.
Kumawuman citizens resident abroad have now determined with resoluteness to have the case dealt with without delay. They are ready to take the bull by the horn by dealing drastically with Asantehene if he dared pursue his ruinous agenda intended for the good and law- abiding citizens of Kumawuman.
Kumawuman citizens worldwide are to tune in to Sources radio UK online to hear Rockson Adofo sensitize them, revealing why the real royals are being treated unjustly by Asantehene and his cabal of Asanteman chiefs.
It is never too late for Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to redeem his ever-dwindling image in the eyes of not only Kumawuman people, but also, in the eyes of many an Ashanti citizen. The very day he does away with his questionable characters, I will be the first person to embrace him in my arms to wish him good luck.
I shall be frequenting the studio of Source radio from today, Friday 24 October 2014. I will be expecting your views and contributions to the programme to be hosted by DJ Sources on Kumawuman.