School Authorities Appeal To Otumfuo To Intervene In An Alleged Chief’s Attempt To Collapse School.
At the time the occupant of the Golden Stool Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is making every efforts to encourage and improve the education standards in the Ashanti Region and for that matter Ghana, some elements in Kumasi also find it appropriate to thwart the King’s efforts.
One of such chiefs in Kumasi whose name has been allegedly mentioned to have been making efforts to close down one of the most popular international schools in Kumasi is Nana Gyamfi Kumaning III who doubles as the chief of Pampaso.
According to information reaching the website Nana Gyamfi Kumaning III known in private life as Michael Adabor Yeboah is alleged to have collaborated with his elders to give the management of Godbless Central Educational Complex two weeks ultimatum to pack off.
The issue of the ultimatum came to limelight on Tuesday September 27 2022 when Pampasohene and his elders were said to have invited the current proprietor of the school Mr Ignacious Owusu Amankwaa for a meeting.
After the said meeting all what Pampasohene and his elders told me was that you have been given two weeks effective 11th October 2022 from today Tuesday September 27 2022 we have held a meeting with you to leave the land, sources quoted Pampasohene to have allegedly asserted.
Godbless Central Educational Complex which was founded in 1968 has been operational on the Pampaso Stool Lands.
The land was allegedly acquired by the late founder of the school Nana Semanhyia Nkosuohene (Development Chief) of Kumasi Akyeremade in the Ashanti Region.
According to reliable sources close to the management of the school before the said Tuesday September 27 2022 meeting, Pampasohene and his elders had allegedly made the management to pay some money and other items to the palace.
The items allegedly include 2 bottles of schnapps, 2 sheep and an amount of Ghc1000.00 respectively.
Briefing journalists on how the aforementioned items were allegedly demanded by Pampasohene and his elders in addition to the quit or ultimatum order the Proprietor explained thus.
The Proprietor Mr Ignacious Owusu Amankwaa who took over the school after the death of his late father indicated that he went to Accra on August 26 2022 and returned back on August 26,2020 only to be told that some people had came after him.
Mr Amankwaa said his boys failed to get the identities of the said visitors who came to the school so he simply took them for some parents who were there to make admission enquiries.
The Proprietor explained that three days later a linguist from Pampaso emerged at the school and accused him of being disrespectful for refusing to honor Pampasohene’s invitation.
Mr Amankwaa said all the explainations and apologies he rendered to cool down the alleged tempers of the linguist was treated with contempt and was given a date to appear before the chief to justify himself.
The Proprietor alleged that it was at the palace at the appointed time when he was made to pay Ghc2000.00, 4 sheep and 4schnapps on an alleged charge of showing disregard and less respect to honor chief’s invitation.
Stressing that it was through several pleadings where the items were reduced to Ghc1000.00, 2 schnapps and 2 sheep respectively.
After these alleged fine Mr Amankwaa said he was given a date to appear before Pampasohene with the documents that covering his school land.
Adding that at the palace on Tuesday September 27 2022 with my documents I was allegedly asked to pack off from the land on October 11 2022.
However no other reasons were assigned Amankwaa told section of journalists in Kumasi.
Asked about his next line of action when Pampasohene takes his actions into reality, Mr Amankwaa said he has no intentions to engage in legal battle with anyone.
I strongly believe that Pampasohene will smoke peace pipe with us and advise us to do the right thing if for any reasons we the management of the school have offended him.
Apart from my humble appeal to the occupant of the Golden Stool.
Contact the Proprietor of the school.