After All Said and Done, Kojo Bonsu Resigns as Mayor of Kumasi


Despite the unqualified apology rendered by Kojo Bonsu to Nananom, the council on Monday reiterated its call on President Mahama to sack him for disrespecting them.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu has resigned, after a three-year reign as Mayor. His resignation comes after after several calls by the Kumasi Traditional Council for his removal.

I have conveyed my resignation as the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to the President of the Republic of Ghana, part of his resignation letter read.

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His resignation does not come as a surprise, bearing in mind the long lasting deadlock between him and the Kumasi Traditional Council. The friction between the mayor and the traditional authorities was triggered when he made a unilateral decision to remove Amoamanhene, Nana Agyenim Boateng from the Kejetia Market project board. The Mayor did so without informing the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.



Nana Agyenim’s subsequent petitioning over the matter, led to the chiefs demanding the Mayor’s removal from office for disrespecting traditional authorities. The Council had called on President Mahama to sack him. They had given the President a one-week ultimatum to sack him if he didn’t resign on his own.

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Despite the unqualified apology rendered by Kojo Bonsu to Nananom, the council on Monday reiterated its call on President Mahama to sack him for disrespecting them. They insisted that they will not accept Mr Bonsu as the Chief Executive of the Assembly.

The Council, last week, performed the necessary rituals at the Manhyia palace to terminate all relationships with Mr. Bonsu. According to reports the council was bent on seeing to the resignation of the Mayor, following a ritual of slaughtering a ram, showing they have cut ties with Mr. Bonsu.

Below is Kojo Bonsu’s resignation letter:

Bonsu's letter
Kojo Bonsu’s resignation letter