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‘Disgraceful’ Asantehene’s statue: Residents don’t know their King well – Sculptor

Asantehene Market2 Sculptor, Dr Boahin urged observants to look at the statue from

Tue, 7 May 2019 Source:

The angry residents of Kumasi will appreciate the good work of the sculptor behind Otumfuo Osei Tutu II statue located at the Kumasi Central market only if they know their King well.

“The people do not know their King”, Dr. John Osei Bobie Boahin, a former lecturer and sculptor with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and urged observants to look at the statue from “frog and bird view.”

The Suame Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) spoke on Nhyira FM morning show hosted by Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin in an interview monitored by

The angry residents have wondered the kind of supervision from the KNUST sculpture department lecturers to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) officials and Manhyia Palace that went into the statue before its unveiling last week Wednesday in Kumasi.

They took to the airwaves on Thursday and Friday to blast the Consultant for the shoddy work but in a twist, he said he cannot be blamed for the wrong statue but the Manhyia Palace which has been part of the stages of the statue should rather be blamed.

“The statue is Otumfuo Osei Tutu II if you look at it well with technical eyes,” Dr. John Osei Bobie Boahin insisted the statue is the ‘original’ contrary what the residents are saying.

Earlier the Consultant of the Kejetia market was forced to come out to mention the sculptor behind the wrong statue after accusing fingers were pointed at him by some Kumasi angry residents who are calling for the pull-down of the statue.

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