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Is Asantehene Deliberately Delaying the Kumawu Chieftaincy case?
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Is Asantehene Deliberately Delaying the Kumawu Chieftaincy case?

Sat, 8 Oct 2011 Source: Fosu, John

"Asantehene is behind me all the way", Kumawuhemaa has alleged in Canada recently. Yes, the woman is 100% right to utter and boast of Asantehene's support for her in her attempt to continue to deprive Kumawuman of their socio-economic rights. Kumawu, the District capital of Kumawu Sekyere Afram Plains District, is far worse in development, beauty and appearance, than when we compare it to the worst parts of say, Juaben or Effiduase, her closest neighbours.

She had rather bow down her head in shame than to walk sticking her chest out like an aimless shortsighted woman with false air of machismo around her. Can she see properly through her squinted eyes? If yes, does she see how Kumawu is lacking in everything when it comes to discussing infrastructural development? She may see but may have no vision. All she sees and understands is selfishness, greediness and quest for empty power. Oh, what a clueless queen she is?

Asantehene from empirical observations is determined to avail himself of the lands and wealth of Kumawuman to the hilt before hearing and declaring judgment on the dragging Kumawu chieftaincy dispute. His undeclared intention, but fortunately detected through the medium of "action speaks louder than words" is exactly as John Fosu, the friend and defender of the defenceless, has said. He may think to be able to achieve his selfish intentions only when Kumawuhemaa, his girlfriend, has her own puppet in charge as the paramount chief of Kumawu. Can Asantehene refute this allegation? No, he cannot, because it is not only a fact but also his hidden burning desire, inferring from his intentional "Go slow" attitude towards resolving the case.

What is holding Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II back, from hearing and pronouncing verdict on the tortuous Kumawu chieftaincy dispute? Why should the case keep dragging for years while Kumawuman suffers untold hardships due to the absence of any responsible paramount chief? Kumawuman, especially Kumawu, cannot function in a vacuum of there not being a paramount chief. The vacuum created by the death of the late Barima Asumadu Sakyi II, and made worse by the absurd insistence of Kumawuhemaa to impose a paramount chief on Kumawuman through untraditional means has worsened the plight of the citizenry.

John Fosu will have to ask few pertinent questions that will prod the memory of Asantehene. Asantehene once said, "The day that Abena Wurukye is found guilty in her case with the Ananangya/Odumase families, that same day, Kumawuhemaa will be a goner?" Asanteman Council found Wurukye guilty over two years ago yet, Kumawuhemaa remains in the driver's seat cruising at a speed that baffles all passengers and spectators alike. Did Asantehene not instruct the elders (sub-chiefs) of Kumawuman to assist the queen install a paramount chief within forty days of the demise of Barima Asumadu Sakyi II? No chief has been enthroned since the death of Barima Asumadu Sakyi II in June 2007. When he issued his decree to the sub-chiefs, little did he know that his ineligible girlfriend was going to face some resistance that would expose her roots? Why is he not eager to ensure Kumawu has a paramount chief since it is way past his forty days ultimatum by four years? Does Asantehene understand the essence and repercussions of the invocation of his "Great oath?" The Great oath helped and it is supposed to help with conflict resolutions thereby bringing sanity and peace to and among the members of the Asante Kingdom much as the Golden Stool unites all those paramountcies swearing allegiance to it. For how long will he allow Kumawuhemaa to stay without coming forth with a response to the Asantehene oath invoked on her about four years ago?

Asantehene's silence over the disgusting behaviour of Kumawuhemaa and the Kumawu Kontrihene cast a damning shadow over his credibility as the modern day King Solomon. Kumawu Kontrihene is selling Kumawuman lands and pocketing the money. As at writing, I can conveniently say Kontrihene has just sold all the Kumawuman lands stretching from Samso to Moshie Panin in the Afram Plains to a Company. This land runs into hundreds of square miles. How can Kontrihene do this if a powerful hand, probably the Asantehene, did not back him? I have my doubts about the honesty of Asantehene to resolving the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute. Justice delayed, is justice denied.

Kumawuhemaa could not look (name withheld) in the face when she visited her from Europe a few days ago. She feels ashamed for causing such a history blunder that has exposed her roots and caused great embarrassment to the Kumawu Ankaase family with the late Barima Asumadu Sakyi II inclusive. She ruined her visitor's marriage based on reasons of which she, Kumawuhemaa, is far worse.

"If you are willing to do the crime, you should be willing to do the time", this is my message to all those actively ruining Kumawuman and in this case Ghana. For having all Kumawuman citizens turned into women, sarcastically referenced, I shall call it quits after the publishing of my promised three explosive write-ups. I am praying to God to appoint unto Kumawuman another Vessel, as I am sick and tired of their conscious nonchalant attitude, apathy, inaction and cowardice. John Fosu is a firebrand if you care to know.

John Fosu

Columnist: Fosu, John