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Kumasi Traditional Council welcomes Kojo Bonsu's resignation but...

The Kumasi Traditional Council has expressed satisfaction about the resignation of the Metropolitan Chief Executive but demands a formal apology from him.

The Ankobiahene of the Asantehene, Baffuor Kwame Kusi said Kojo Bonsu's resignation does not settle the impasse between him and the chiefs.

Kojo Bonsu resigned on Tuesday after several calls by the traditional authorities for his removal.

Mr. Bonsu was said to have written a letter to the Local Government minister questioning the locus of the Chief of Amoaman, Nana Agyenim Boateng on a committee set up to supervise the construction of the Kejetia Market Project.

This action compounded with other acts of disrespect allegedly shown by the former Mayor triggered the chiefs' call for his removal.

A ram was slaughtered at a meeting at the Menhyia Palace by the chiefs as a form of ritual to sever ties with the Mayor if he remained in office.

President John Dramani Mahama was given a one-week ultimatum to sack him but Mr. Bonsu rendered a public apology and resigned before the President could take any action.

Baffuor Kwame Kusi said on Adom Fm on Wednesday the chiefs are yet to receive an apology letter from Mr. Bonsu and added that there still a need for him to visit the chiefs and ask for forgiveness in a 'traditional way.'

Baffuor Kwame Kusi urged Mr. Bonsu to visit the chiefs and apologize to them 'for his own good as a native of the Ashanti Kingdom because he cannot win a fight against the chiefs'.

He said the only remarkable achievement in Mr. Bonsu's three-year reign is a recreational facility called 'The Rattray Park'.

'I haven't seen any significant development under his reign...traders at various markets in the city have been complaining bitterly about heaps refuse there...the Kejetia project started before Kojo Bonsu's appointment so it can't be one of his achievements,' Baffuor Kusi added.