Appoint Mayor from Manhyia to attract development – Govt told


Otumfour’s chief announcer, Nana Adjei Oppong has called on government to consider appointing the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive from the Manhyia Palace to attract developmental projects to the metropolis.

The announcer who doubles as chief for Kentinkrono a surburb of Kumasi recounted how Kumasi’s first Mayor, Barima Akwasi Agyemang through sacrifice brought development to Kumasi [Adding] ‘Akwasi Agyemang was able to do all these because of his royal background. He had Ashanti Region at heart’.

Praising the former Mayor, the chief said despite the challenges the region is faced with, with proper management; sound policies; and the support of the people, ‘today Kumasi is reaping the benefits after so many years’ He added.

Barima Akwasi Agyeman popularly known as ‘Okumkom’ died 14th January 2020, while recieving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital at age 86.

He was a member of the Oyoko Royal Family and was tipped for the position of the Royal Majesty in1999. He served as Mayor of KMA for over 20years under various regimes; including the Supreme Military Council I and II, PNDC anad NDC. under former President Jerry John Rawlings’ regime, Nana Aakwasi Agyemang was appointed Deputy Minister of Science and Environment.

He is mostly considered as one of the government appointees who had helped transform the Kumasi Metropolis.

Source: | Akwasi Oppong |2020


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