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Letter From The President: Asantehene Disappoints

Fri, 6 Oct 2006 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, kingmakers and queenmothers,

I have on several occasions pointed to the Asantehene as my kind of chief. He’s powerful, yet compassionate; he is a traditionalist with a modern outlook and he’s influential but not meddlesome. I love and respect him because he has set very good examples for most of our backward, greedy, selfish and power-hungry chiefs to follow.

But I’m sad to say that last week the Asantehene disappointed me by opening his mouth too wide in a manner very much at variance with what I know and respect him for.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch