Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene has received unpalatable insults and harsh invectives from angry Facebook users who are warning the revered monarch to stay off the E-Levy and other budget matters in parliament if he lacks the courage to call the government to order, MyNewsGh.com report.
This comes after the respected Asantehene said it is not the business of MPs to determine for government its agenda. He therefore advised the legislative arm of government not to frustrate the executive arm of government from performing their legitimate duties following a stand-off over the 2022 budget.
The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II passed this remark at the launch of a commemorative gold coin to honour him at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
He urged that the temperature of the country be turned down to allow for processes to go on for Ghanaians to later decide of they are happy or not when the time is due.
However, social media users were less than happy about his remarks.
Various comments after the news report took the revered monarch to task for saying MPs have no business dictating to government what its agenda should be.
See some reactions attached with screenshots:
And what is his business with who determines policy for who? I hope he knows what oversight means in a democracy? This thing of arrogating to himself the fountain of wisdom and know-it-all can’t fit into every narrative. What Parliament is doing isn’t determining policy for the Executive but holding the latter to check as per the arrangements in our governance process. He should concentrate on making the chieftaincy institution better and accountable and stop interfering in partisan politics.
I don’t know why people give too much respect to him. Asantehene and so what? Be a chief in your region and stop this. people say he is wise but I don’t see him like that oo because a chief who sat down for foreigners to destroyed his land. Mr. chief check your home first.
Talking as what, we must be serious in this country. They are elected members of parliament who represent the views of their constituents. He should stick to chieftancy issues. If decides to go political, then he should also be prepared for criticisms. 🙌🏼
Was he the one who was frustrated by dumsor and complained ? Same person saying this? How much was he given for his celebration and the gold coins 🤔
They come to you. Give you more. And tell you what to say.
The last time they didn’t give you money, you exposed them for the prepared speech they gave you. God is watching. One day all these old irrelevant institutions would be swept away!
What about govt frustrating the people? Is that legitimate? I reserve my comment
Ask why his subjects don’t call him king Solomon no more. Was it not the same Chiefs and kings who sold their subjects to the white man? That institution has never cared about the poor masses.
Otumfuo…parliament is not supposed to be a rubber stamp for the executive. They can reject policy proposals that do not favour Ghanaians.
The gov.t too shouldn’t frustrate the populace with nuisance taxes to make life unbearable for us.
. U cover up ur whole body with gold n yet ur ple are the most poorest. It very sad how these old people are treating the new gens
How do we deal with leaders who speak foooolishly??
Has he lost touch with reality or he is on something! Just asking for a friend.
King… we beg u keep driving in ur left to right lane…… but in this right to left lane it dangerous
I think he wants to officially join politics, so insults awaits
You will do if we started talking to you anyhow, some people will be saying nonsense.
I really want to insult u our king but I will just hold my mouth . I wonder why u can’t speak against this government
If I could read and understand this statement by Otumfuor, it means he is indirectly holding and telling the NDC MPs they are responsible for the stand-off in the budget approval. It is rather unfortunate.
3ny3 wo fault,if you talk like this,why won’t they steal ur gold in abroad
What does Otumfour mean? Should the MPs allow the government to introduce the elevy?Because that seam to be the bone of contention now
No wonder!! After gold coin commemoration to himself what do you expect from him? But no worries, nature is dealing with everyone equally at the appointed time.
Pls don’t allow ur self to be disrespected because of politicians.