18.03.2005 Regional News

Kwamohene abdicates after 32-year reign

Kwamohene abdicates after 32-year reign
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Kwamo (Ash), March 18, GNA - Nana Osei Amoako-Mensah II, chief of Kwamo, near Ejisu on Wednesday announced his abdication after 32 years of uninterrupted reign.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Nana Amoako-Mensah said his abdication was a protest of an order by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I to sign a document for the release of a parcel of land belonging to his people to Adako-Jachie, a neighbouring community.

The 75-year-old chief, who appeared to be on a collision course with Otumfuo Osei Tutu, said a sheep had already been slaughtered at the Kwamo palace to signify his abdication.

A number of elders who the GNA spoke to assented to the chief's decision, saying that they felt very cheated that a piece of land handed down to them by their ancestors should be given to their neighbours.

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