Kumawuman youths embarked on a very peaceful demonstration on Monday, 9th July 2012. The demonstrators comprised the energetic youths of Abotanso, Abenaso, Woraso, Ananangya, Bodomase, Besoro, Kumawu and Wonoo. They had all come to Kumawu to raise the awareness of the utter annihilation of Kumawu and to bemoan the subjection of Kumawuman to complete deprivation of essential development. They also intended to petition Kumawu kontrihene alias “Tikenenkene” and Kumawuhemaa a.k.a. Lady Tyson for the speedy installation of Kumawu paramount chief without further dithering.
The government has denied Kumawuman of infrastructural development because there is no paramount chief to fight for the locality’s fair share of the national cake. They were also not happy about Kontrihene allowing the Fulani herdsmen chased out of Agogo to relocate to Kumawuman lands with their herd. Kontrihene with his palms itching for more money as usual has taken GHC8, 000 from the Fulani, it is rumoured.
The youths are worried about the trend of intentional destruction of Kumawuman, especially Kumawu, by Kontrihene and Kumawuhemaa hence their demonstration. It is for the betterment of their future and posterity that they felt obliged to mobilise themselves to embark on a solemn demonstration.
Kumawuhemaa and Kontrihene have flexed their muscles again. They arranged the arrest of two of the demonstrators accusing them of being the ringleaders. As we speak, the police have charged one Mr Kwaku Owusu alias “Alabama” to Effiduase court for leading the demonstration. Kumawuhemaa and the Kontrihene have accused him of granting live interview to a UK based FM radio station that helped broadcast the demonstration online worldwide. Mr Owusu will appear in court on Monday, 16th July 2012 charged with organising illegal demonstration. I understand Kumawuhemaa and the Kontrihene have persuaded the Kumawu police to prefer that charge against Alabama and those presumed to be the ringleaders of the demonstration. The police have accused the demonstrators of flouting the stipulations of the police permit granted to them. They signed the police permit on Friday, 6th July 2012. They should have waited until five days later to embark on the demonstration but they demonstrated on Monday, 9th July 2012 (within four days of signing the permit).
Anyway, Kumawuhemaa with her supposed Ankaase royal family is not a true paramount royal of Kumawuman. She may be a true royal elsewhere in the Fulani land but not in the Kumawuman land.
The Kumawu Ankaase royals who have been ruling the Kumawu traditional area and the people therein are NOT true royals. They are as ordinary as anyone else is. They are the descendants of one “Ayo” a Fulani slave girl purchased at Ejisu market in those days. Her purchasers took her to Kumawu palace to become a slave house cleaner. As beautiful as she was, she married and gave birth to Yaa Mansah (who grew up to become a fetish priest) and Yaw Dabo. Briefly, Asantehene Osei Yaw Akoto married Yaa Mansah and that gave his brother-in-law, half-Fulani and half-Asante (Yaw Dabo), the privilege to diabolically manoeuvre to get the then reigning Kumawuhene from the true Ananangya royal family killed. It all happened when Kumawuhene did not kill Nana Kwasi Boateng, the then Asante-Juabenhene who was fleeing Asanteman war declared on him by Nana Osei Yaw Akoto.
Nana Kwasi Boateng with his large number of entourage or subjects escaped through Kumawu via Abenaso to Agogo, then to the current New Juaben in the Eastern Region in what became as the “Akwantu Kese” (the Great Voyage). Anyone desiring to read more about this subject should please revisit my previous publications on the story by simply clicking on my name above. That will take him or her to all my published writings on Kumawuman. When highwaymen, an incident that some indirectly blame on the evil machinations of Yaw Dabo, killed Kumawuhene his brother-in-law, Nana Osei Yaw Akoto, nominated him as a caretaker (regent). Nana Osei Yaw Akoto tasked Dabo to ensure the decent burial of the murdered chief and the prevalence of peace in Kumawu. The subjects deposed Yaw Dabo three years later. This is how the current family calling themselves Ankaase royal family gained access to the Kumawu paramount stool. They are not royals but diabolical beings from the Fulani land, so to speak. You can even tell from recent developments how wicked these Fulani are. Wickedness is within their genes. Look how deplorably the Fulani were behaving in the Agogo area and in the Eastern Region. Similarly, Kumawuhemaa has behaved wickedly towards the true Ananangya & Odumase royals and the good people of Kumawuman all these years.
For the safe escape route offered Nana Kwasi Boateng and his subjects through Kumawu- Abenaso, he made a solemn promise to reward the Abenaso people very handsomely. After his safe passage, he instructed his other royals left in Juaben to release a parcel of land in Juaben to the people of Abenaso as a thank you for saving his life from the hands of Nana Osei Yaw Akoto. The Abenaso people who had doubted the promise made to them by a desperate chief (Nana Kwasi Boateng) running away for his sheer life became astonished at the materialization of the promise. They then called the place ASIAMPA. (Asi ampa meaning it has truly happened as promised).
Kumawuhemaa and the Kontrihene will fail in all their attempts to subdue the good people of Kumawuman. Now that the story about the ineligibility of Kumawuhemaa as paramount royal is clear to all, it has automatically delivered the knockout blow that will send her to her knees.
I will advise the arrested demonstrators due for court to fear no foe. They are already more than conquerors.
John Fosu


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