The New Juaben South Municipal Assembly has revoked the permit issued earlier for the erection of bust at Prince Boateng roundabout in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The revocation comes after children of the late Prince Boateng sued the Paramount Chief of the area, Daasebre Prof. Emeritus Oti Boateng for illegally demolishing the bust.
The Assembly’s decision, according to them, is to safeguard the peace and security in the Municipality following the controversy that the bust has generated.
The revocation takes immediate effect, the letter indicated.
The Children of the late Prince Yao Boateng sued the New Juaben Traditional Council, its paramount chief and the New Juaben South municipal assembly After failing to meet a 14-day ultimatum to replace a statue he destroyed
The Paramount Chief, Daasebre Prof. Oti Boateng, together with the New Juaben Traditional Council, called for the bust, which was erected in honour of Oheneba Emmanuel Prince Yao Boateng, to be pulled down on March 19.
According to the Traditional council, the statue was erected by children of the late royal without the permission of Daasebre Prof. Emeritus Oti Boateng – Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Council.
The Council described the action by the family as gross disrespect to the Yiadom Hwedie stool and the statue as an “offensive and dirty trick.”
They said the decision to pull down the statue forcibly was necessitated by failure by the late Oheneba Yao Boateng children to remove the statue, having promised and apologised when summoned to the palace on February 5, 2021 by the traditional council.
However, in a letter to the traditional council and copied the paramount and the New Juaben South municipal assembly, Osafo Adu-Amankwah, solicitors for the family, described the move as illegal.
“Your destruction of the bust and your subsequent press release explaining your reasons for the above-mentioned destruction is absolutely illegal even if the bust is offensive to you.
The letter stated that the council erred by destroying the bust because, according to them, all public spaces and naming are vested by law in Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs) and not the Traditional Council.
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