Over 500 residents to suffer demolition as Okyenhene plans to expand palace

Over 500 residents to suffer demolition as Okyenhene plans to expand palace

Close to 500 residents at Kibi who live within the outskirts of the Palace of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin risk losing their houses.

This is because the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin has planned to expand his palace to twice the size it used to be.

YEN.com.gh has learned that about 500 houses close to the palace will be affected in the next demolition exercise thus affecting hundreds of households there.

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Meanwhile, reports say these affected residents are “squatters” because the land they occupy was earmarked for the Palace hundreds of years ago and there are legal documents to that effect.

Recent road accident

The Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II suffered a car accident while returning home after meeting the president at the Head of State International Gulf Tournament.

YEN.com.gh learned that the Okyenhene's convoy experienced the incident along the main Kumasi-Accra Highway close to the Chad Mortuary.

It all happened when a tipper truck crushed into the last vehicle of the convoy leaving it to veer off the street into the shoulders of the highway.Fortunately enough, there were no casualties.

The royal title

Okyenhene is the title of the king of Akyem Abuakwa (also styled Okyeman), an ancient kingdom in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Okyenhene's meet-up with the president and the Asantehene has shot down suspicions of a rift between the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll and the Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin ll on Ghana’s chieftaincy system.

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