BREAKING NEWS: Kojo Bonsu resigns as Mayor of Kumasi

The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu has resigned.

“I have conveyed my resignation as the Metropolitan Chief executive for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to the President of the republic of Ghana, His excellency John Dramani Mahama,” Kojo Bonsu said in a letter.

“I am happy at the sides made in the area of peace and development as well as the enduring legacy recorded during the period,” he added.

He further extended his appreciation to the Asantehene and residents in Kumasi for their support.

“I also want to express my appreciation to the Asantehene Otumfo Osei Tutu II, Nananom of the Kumasi Traditional Council as well as staff of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the people of Kumasi for their support and cooperation during my tenure.

“I wish the government well and I will continue to give of my best to ensure the re-election of President John Dramani Mahama in the upcoming elections.”

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How it all started

There had been calls for his removal by the Asanteman Council.

The Council called on President Mahama to sack him over his decision to unilaterally remove Amoamanhene, Nana Agyenim Boateng from the Kejetia Market project board without informing the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.Nana Agyenim later petitioned the Council over the matter.

The Council last week summoned Kojo Bonsu over what was described as “unfavorable attitude” exhibited by him.

We won’t forgive Kojo Bonsu

On Monday, the Council reiterated its call on President Mahama to sack him for disrespecting them, despite an apology from him.
The decision was taken on Monday, at a crunch meeting by the Council, where they unanimously stated that the Mayor must be replaced.

Mr. Kojo Bonsu had over the weekend rendered an “unqualified apology” to Nananom, but the Kumasi Traditional council says it had not received a copy of the apology.

Nevertheless, they explained that an apology in a form of a letter, cannot serve as a right apology to Nananom.