Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
A Manhyia Palace source told the Ghanaian Times here, that the Asantehene has also ordered the secretariat to transfer all cases, since the new queen mother, Nana Ama Konadu, took over the court, to his office. It is not immediately known what prompted the action, but sources have attributed the action to alleged corruption among the arbitrators of the court.
The court is presided over by the Asantehemaa, comprising two
divisions, Kotinso and Nkonson, with queen mothers and chiefs as members. It sits on Tuesdays and Thursdays and settles disputes on social issues, involving marriages, quarrels, curses and cheats among others.
According to the source the Asantehene would bring a team of chiefs he trusts to continue running the court at the appropriate time, adding, that any chief who would sit at the court without his
His traditional roles in the Asante Kingdom have also been suspended over his role in handling some cases in the palace which Otumfuo is reportedly not
The Asante Youth Association (AYA) has commended Otumfuo for the bold step saying, “Members of the Asante Youth Association are very grateful to Otumfuo for the bold step.” The General Secretary of the association,
He commended the Asantehene for the action saying, “It re-enforces the confidence we have in Manhyia and the justice that we always look for.” “We commend the king for such a bold decision, this is a decision that involves his “
FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI