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Chopped Komfo Anokye Cola Tree Sprouts Again

The chopped historic cola nut tree at Feyiase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana has begun sprouting once again after exactly a month.

The development has generated mixed reactions from residents living in that part of the country.

The tree, believed to have been planted by the foremost high priest of the Asante Kingdom, Komfo Anokye, was found only with its stump in the ground when residents woke up to daybreak on November 7, 2023.

Its situation created concerns from people across the country including the Regional Minster, Hon Simon Osei Mensah.

At a meeting with the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs on November 15, 2023, a visibly worried Osei-Mensah publicly reacted to the development for the first time, wondering how anyone could think of erasing a tree with a historical antecedent.

“Were we wrong to leave the tree when the road was being constructed? Didn’t the person think about the reason we spared it? What if the stump never sprouts?”

A sigh of relief finally has come as it has been reported that the tree has started growing from the stump. Fetish priests in the area are said to have performed the needed rites and barred people from going close to the tree.

Some residents feel the growth of the tree testifies to its supernatural nature.

Meanwhile, one person is under trial as a suspect in the crime. He has been identified as Solomon Amponsah.

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