How Asantehene’s phone call saved Ghana after failed attempts by Kufuor, others


His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the King of the Asante Kingdom intensely affected the World Bank’s choice to permit Ghana to gain Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) status with only a telephone call after President John Agyekum Kufuor and his whole government hardware depleted all roads accessible to them at the time.

An interchanges colleague from the Manhyia Palace and sub-boss Amoamanhene, Nana Agyenim Boateng, made the stunning disclosure about the impact used by the regarded King to the benefit of the nation.

Previous President of the Republic of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor and his administration in the year 2001 joined the HIPC.

Agreeing on Mr. Kufuor, the move was to fill in as a chance to grab a seat to seek after medium to long haul targets and not only a “political contrivance or trap”.

At the time, numerous Ghanaians particularly the restriction who unequivocally contradicted the choice by the Kufuor organization to decide on HIPC yet the legislature demanded it was vital thinking about the condition of the economy at the time

In any case, uncovering the cerebrum behind the accomplishment of the World Bank bargain, Nana Agyenim Boateng plainly noticed that, it accepted Otumfuo’s telephone call to finish everything.

“This is an accessible record and not from me. After the Assessment by the World Bank, there were a few inadequacies in our economy. At the time, Asantehene did not go to Washington it was only a phone call. He called James D. Wolfensohn the World Bank Boss at the time and revealed to him this is the circumstance and the World Bank dropped our obligation and Ghana went HIPC. It’s on record”. Nana Amoamanhene Nana Agyenim Boateng uncovered in a meeting with Hello FM in Kumasi checked by

“The social intercession Asantehene did was not for Kumasi alone but rather the entire nation”, he included.


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