- A voice purported to be that of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has slandered Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
- He described the Asantehene as a useless king who has no legacy for his people
- The preacher has since apologised for his comments
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Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has rendered an unqualified apology to Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, after describing the Ashanti Monarch’s reign as useless in a leaked audio recording.
According to the popular televangelist and leader of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Otumfuo’s reign as a king has not impacted positively of the Asante people in terms of development.
The leaked audio recording angered some indigenes of the Ashanti Kingdom, who demanded the man of God apologises for his demeaning comments against the Asantehene.
“I am deeply saddened that a message I shared at a conference, nearly 20 years ago, has been taken out of its context and circulated by persons who have previously declared that they will maliciously cause our churches in Kumasi to be closed down,” the preacher said in his apology letter.
Acknowledging Otumfuo’s achievements
After describing the Otumfuo’s reign as useless, Dag Heward-Mills admitted in his apology letter that indeed the traditional leader brought development to his people.
According to him, the accomplishments of Otumfuo are “evident and manifest for all to see.”
He said: “His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, who is the Chancellor of KNUST and supporter of education, has helped develop the infrastructure of 788 schools; built 40 complete 6 Unit classroom blocks and donated over 1 million desks.”
In other news
Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh, has blamed the rising crime rate in the country to irresponsible parenting.
According to the IGP, most of the serious crimes being witnessed in the country lately can be attributed to the increased rate of broken homes.
“We need to nurture our children to be of good behaviour. Today, it is common to see fathers ignore their financial responsibilities. It is therefore not surprising that the attention given to Father’s Day is not as much as that of Mother’s Day,” the IGP said in a speech at the Wilmar Africa Father’s Day Awards Night and Dinner.
The speech was read on his behalf by the Technical Director of the Ghana Police Service, COP Samuel Monney.
“It is about time our Fathers become responsible, this way, a number of societal problems will be solved,” the IGP added.
The IGP’s comments come on the back of the killing of General Constable Emmanuel Osei by unknown armed men during a bullion van attack in Accra.