Manhyia palace hit by another petition from Offinso Ahyirem Royal family as offinso chieftaincy dispute intensifies


The Asona Ahyirem Royal family of Offinso has served a royal notice to the Manhyia Palace about the eligibility of the Kwawaboase family led by Nana Amoako Poku to select someone for the Offinso Paramount stool.

According to the Ashirem Royal gate, the true Royals from Ashirem omit kwakwaboase and can not select someone without the main family head(Abusuapanin) of the Larger Ashirem royals. Kwakwaboase is not fully reorganized customarily to take the lead in such royal activities.

This was contained in a petition to the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu 11 who had in his last Asanteman council meeting urged the Offinsomanhemaa Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko 11 to select the next king for the throne from the said family. The petition noted that His Majesty Nana Asantehene Osei Tutu 1 once married a woman called
Madam Konadu Alias Kwakwaboa who was from a small town called kyekyebon near Kwadaso Kumasi Madam Konadu was from the Bretuo clan.

Nana Amoako is a grandson of Madam Konadu who was the Oheneyere. Her descendants were always at the Manhyia palace the seat of The Asante Kingdom. The male descendants of Nana Konadu are in charge of Otumfuo’s Kekabuo stool while the female descendants were in charge of or taking care of the prisoners (Nneduafuo ) at the palace. Nana Yaw Ofe who was an Offinsomanhene was once imprisoned at Manhyia palace for many years, for his misconduct in the palace during a festive occasion.

During that period Maame Konadu helped Nana Yaw Ofe in diverse ways, so when Nana Yaw Ofe was released from prison he wanted to compensate Nana Konadu for her kind gesture. He decided then to bring two of her children Yaa Badu and Kwame Ampoma to Offinso and stayed with them. They all lived with the Asona Akonkodease family of which Nana Yaw Ofe belonged, with the passage of time they became part of the Akonkodease family. Nana Yaw Akyeaa alias Yaa Badu subsequently became the queen mother of Offinso in 1933 and when she died she was buried at the Akonkodease Royal cemetery.


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