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Opinions of Thursday, 7 January 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Kumawuman Citizens are Shocked to Discover a Dodgy Stool land Sales Deal

Thanks to KCLA



Over the Christmas weekend, Kumawuman citizens woke up only to be thrown into a bittersweet state. They were happy because it was the Christmas period; the time for family reunion and merry-making and treating themselves to the once in a blue moon delicious chicken, goat or sheep-prepared meals. They were simultaneously saddened by the poster announcement or revelation of how some underhand deals were ongoing or had taken place to lease hundreds of thousands of hectares of Kumawuman Stool lands to a Norwegian Company for a pittance.

The poster was prepared by a group called Kumawuman Citizens Living Abroad (KCLA) of which I consider myself a de-facto member because I live abroad and share the same views with its originators. We are all emphatic that justice, truth and no needless abuse of power should be the cardinal pillars on which revolves the settlement of the Kumawu Stool dispute and the protection of the wealth of Kumawuman against purported Overlords and conniving accomplices.

I am not a bit surprised about the group's interception of a letter from the Afram Plantation for Sustainable Development (APSD), the Norwegian Company, for on Thursday, 6 November 2014, I placed a publication on Ghanaweb titled, "Is Asantehene Indeed above the Law?" in which similar revelations were made. Check the web link below.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/Is-Asantehene-Indeed-Above-the-Law-333545

It cannot be denied by any person of integrity that some Kumawu traditional leaders have condoned and connived with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to dispossess Kumawuman of her wealth through blatant acts of corruption and pure fraud. If it was not so, they would not seek to impose a weakling who has clearly proved himself a puppet on Kumawuman as their alleged Omanhene. They need somebody that they can easily manipulate to sign leases at such ridiculous rates or amounts indicated in the poster by KCLA and as questioned in my said publication.

Somebody somewhere, is making illegal wealth of millions of US$ overnight because the actual United Nation's agreed price is a minimum of US$50 per hectare per year. Why will Kumawuman be stupid to rather lease their lands at US$2.50 per hectare per year with Kumawu Traditional Council receiving a share of only GHS2.50 (Ghana Cedis)?

Do they think Kumawuman citizens worldwide are fools? They must be dreaming to think that we shall let them get away with blue murder as far as the leases go.

I have more information on the deal or the attempted deal and with time, all shall be revealed. As long as God lives, those who genuinely care about the collective welfare of Kumawuman will prevail over those who by the pangs and dictates of their stomach and heart, but not the wisdom of their head, seek to aid Asantehene to rob Kumawuman in a broad daylight.

Once, did Kumawuhemaa Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah not direct the Norwegians to put US$500,000 into her private Bank accounts following the fraudulent lease deal under discussion? However, the Norwegians declined her request or direction? Ask her if this claim of mine is not correct.

I am far better placed to know more about the Kumawu stool dispute, the illegal involvement of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in Kumawuman affairs with the intent to swindle Kumawuman, than most Kumawuman citizens. I can recall and quote verbatim some statements made by Asantehene through his secret contacts via emissaries in attempts to woo some Kumawuman citizens to his camp to facilitate his intentions to dupe Kumawuman.

Asantehene has realised the mistake he has made. He has seen where greed and insatiable quest for power and wealth through illegal means has landed him – in the land of disgrace and ocean of insults.

Kumawuhemaa Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah and the alleged Kumawuhene Sarfo Tweneboah Koduah with their Spokesperson have seen where lies and the aspiration to squander Kumawuman funds "nyafu nyafu" have taken them – to the land of public despise with no return to normalcy.

In promising to come back to treat this topic extensively, find below a true copy form of the poster as posted on walls in Kumawuman at the behest of KCLA.

Check all these three websites - Ghanaweb, Mordernghana and News Ghana and you will surely find a copy of the poster as found below. If one website does not produce it probably due to software problems they may encounter, another may produce it hence advising you to check all the mentioned websites.

Rockson Adofo