The Kumasi Metropolitan Authority CEO, Kojo Bonsu, has been relieved of his post, ultimatefmonline.com has reported.
The move comes after the Asanteman Traditional Council asked President John Mahama to sack him for disrespecting members the council and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Kojo Bonsu is said to have removed Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s representative on the committee on the ongoing Kejetia market project.
It is not clear the KMA boss axed Nana Agyenim Boateng Amoamanhene from the committee, but his action angered the council which deemed it disrespectful to the Asantehene.
He is said to have worsened matters by declining a request for him to appear before the council to discuss the issue.
Following Kojo Bonsu's failure to appear, the chiefs that make up the council declared that they were tired of his disrespectful conduct and that they would have nothing to do with him going forward.
They proceeded to perform rituals, including the slaughtering of a sheep, to signify that they no longer recognised him as the KMA boss.
The government had scrambled a delegation led by Archbishop Duncan-Williams of the Action Chapel International to Kumasi to plead with the council to forgive Kojo Bonsu, but the exercise was fruitless, according to the ultimatefmonline.com report.
The report said Ashanti Regional minister Alexander Ackon would act as KMA boss from Monday, July 11, 2016, until the president appoints a substantive CEO.