Villagers And Witches Accusation: Okyehene “Taken Out Of Context” – Linguist

Chief Linguist to the Okyehene, Nana Kwadwo Antwi Boasiako says his King, Amoatia Ofori Panin II never referred to Ghanaians venting their frustrations about President Nana Addo’s governance as “villagers and witches”.

He claims the revered King’s comment have been ‘twisted’ and “taken out of context” by the media.

“He [Amoatia Ofori Panin II] never said that those people (criticising Akufo-Addo’s poor governance) are villagers and witches, listen to the full tape and tell me where he said that,” he challenged.

The Okyehene’s Chief Linguist was speaking in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show, Ghana Montie.


The Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin II has been in the news for allegedly describing critics of President Akufo-Addo’s governance as ‘villagers’ and ‘witches.’

Speaking at the inauguration of the Archeaconry Service held at the St. Martin Anglican Church in Kyebi in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region on Sunday, October 23, 2022, the traditional leader called on Ghanaians to appreciate the significant contribution of the president to the development of the country.

Cultured Person Never Insults An Elder

He explained that the president’s numerous policies such as the Free Senior High School, are reasons Ghanaians should be grateful to him.

“We must appreciate the feat of the president and show him an appreciation for what he has done for Ghana. We must defend and protect him.

“… those insulting the president are children of villagers. They are uncivilized. No well-nurtured person will insult an elderly. If you were raised in the church, you will not insult an elder. If you are not a villager then you may be a witch or wizard,” he was reported to have said.

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