First African King to be Knighted in Malta

Modern Ghana | Feb 21, 2009

By M. Bell/TBG Media Consultants

knights_hospitallerHis Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I of the Se Traditional area of Ghana will soon receive another royal title: Knight.

On February 28, 2009, King Adamtey will become the first African leader to ever receive investiture as a knight in the historic Knights of Malta. By virtue of King Adamtey’s current status as a traditional ruler in Ghana, he will enter the Knighthood ranked as the third highest individual in the order. The Investiture ceremony will take place at 11:30am at Castello dei Baroni in Wardija, Malta. The press and the public are invited to witness this historic occasion.

The Knights of Malta, whose history dates back to Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, is one of the world’s oldest and most influential orders of chivalry. The Ecumenical Order is more active today than at any time during its continuous long history. The Order’s worldwide charitable activities, active on nearly every continent, still carry out the unbroken tradition of its founding charter: to care for the sick and the poor, regardless of race, religion, or language. In 2008, the Knights of Malta contributed over $40 million in goods and services to charitable causes.i e.

King Adamtey, who is known in private life as Dr. Kingsley Fletcher, divides time between homes in Ghana and the United States. He has been a coronated king of the Se (Shai) traditional area of Ghana since 1999 and admits it is unusual for an African leader to be invited into Knighthood, but says that “because it is an effort of nobility, I gladly accepted.” His passion is the educational and economic development of Africa and he hopes this honor will allow him to become an even greater voice for the people there and bring attention to the challenges and opportunities affecting the continent. “It is my desire to use my position to positively influence progress on behalf of people who are marginalized. I feel very strongly that my mission is to give hope to Africa,” says King Adamtey. Currently, two of his primary focuses are technology development and job creation in Ghana. He hopes to expand his efforts throughout the continent.

A citizen of the United States and Ghana, King Adamtey is a former special advisor to the Assistant Secretary General and Director of the United Nations Development Program and is the founder of Life for Africa, a nonprofit humanitarian organization which seeks to address the ever-growing need for support of sub-Saharan African nations. He lectures around the world several times a year discussing globalization, social justice, conflict resolution, faith-based leadership, and his broad vision for Africa.

In 2008, King Adamtey was a keynote speaker at the World Public Forum in Rhodes, Greece – the first African leader ever invited to address this international event. The author of fourteen books, he holds doctorates in philosophy and theology and is currently pursuing the Ed.D. in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst… King Adamtey is also a member of the prestigious University of Oxford Round Table.



King Adamtey I – Wikipedia

King Adamtey I (Drolor Bosso Adamtey I) (born 1 April 1956), known in private life as Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher, is the Suapolor of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area, in Ghana.

Adamtey I was crowned as a traditional ruler in 1999. His targeted initiatives for the Se Kingdom include educational advancement, economic empowerment, healthcare and medical services, employment and housing development, community and social development, and technology expansion.

His vision for a new Africa led him to found Life for Africa, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Africa with resource mobilization to foster economic empowerment, educational development, technology, and health care.

He is also a former Special Adviser to the Assistant Secretary General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme in Africa.


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Adamtey holds doctorates in philosophy and theology, and his undergraduate degree is in electrical engineering. He is currently pursuing the Ed.D. with a concentration in Social Justice Education.

Public life

Adamtey is a speaker and consultant in the areas of international relations, resource mobilization, conflict resolution, social justice, leadership, globalization, and African economic development. He has traveled to over 100 countries. In 2008, Adamtey was a keynote speaker at the World Public Forum in Rhodes, Greece. He is the first African leader ever invited to address this international event.

Known in private life as Kingsley Fletcher, Adamtey has written several books, including When Kings Pray and Fast, A Place Called There, and The Power and Influence of a Woman. His most recent book, Who Says You Can’t?, was released in January 2009.


World Public Forum
The forum “Dialogue of civilizations” has become a practical realization of the United Nations General Assembly resolution “Global Agenda for Dialogue among Civilizations” adopted on November 9, 2001 at the initiative of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Khatami.

Nicholas S. Papanicolaou, co-chairman of the WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations”

Nicholas S. Papanicolaou was born in 1949 in Greece. He studied at Athens college (Greece) and Willinston Academy (USA). Mr. Papanicolaou received an economics degree at Harvard University and the degree of master of business management at the University of Columbia. Nicholas Papanicolaou is the President of Lion Finance S.A. and Titan Capital Corporation. Earlier he held the post of Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. N. Papanicolaou is Grand Master of Order of John of Jerusalem. In the past – president of the Athens Polo Club. Mr. Papanicolaou is also a member of board of directors of range of public organizations engaged in the studying of the Greek culture and the Orthodox Church. Since 2003 he is co-chairman and co-sponsor of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”.

Life Community Church
Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher is a senior pastor of Life Community Church, a multicultural and international church in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and its affiliate, Kingsley Fletcher Ministries.

Oxford Round Table

Various sessions of the Round Table have been sponsored by the British Council, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Rockefeller Foundation, Apple Computer, Boeing, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands.

Kingsley Fletcher Ministries

Life for Africa – Technology Enhancements for Globalization

United Nations Development Programme in Africa

Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

6 responses to “First African King to be Knighted in Malta

  1. Pingback: Ghanaian royalty in Maltese knighthood muddle « Aftermath News

  2. I am happy to know that God raises men like King Adamtey I from Ghana to make difference in people lives.HE uses man like him for HIs purpose.

    Priscila from Brazil

  3. The Jesuits got to you. Or were you one of them all along and just infiltrating Protestant Christianity.

  4. Owula Mangortey

    Dear Editor
    RE: ‘Kingsley Fletcher is a fraudster’ APOLOGY AND RETRACTION
    As You may be aware, since June, 2006, several blogs have carried allegations and accusations that seek to impugn the integrity and character of Dr Kingsley Fletcher also known as Drolor Bosso Adamtey I.
    I am the author and originator of the allegations .I am a Social Commentator and Critc in Ghana and a citizen of Se Ghana. You may ‘google’ my name to know about me.
    I do not intend to explain my actions. But I serve notice to all that I am retracting the allegations and apologising to Dr Kingsley Fletcher for any harm done to his reputation. I am solely and entirely responsible for any actions and sanctions that may arise thereof. And I serve notice to all who are using the allegations to harm, injure , perjure and nail Dr Fletcher, that those allegations are fictional and without any substance and basis.
    Thank you.

  5. As a child in Durham N.C., my mother and I ,at one time, were under the fellowship of Dr. Kingsley Fletcher. His words of wisdom and prophesy into my own life have stayed with me more than a decade from that time. He is a honorable man, who is dedicated to the path God
    has chosen for him.

    facts you may not know:
    1. totally fluent in arabiac in speech and writing ,
    also rumored to be fluent in at least twelve other
    2. is a noted scholar in Judeo-Christian, Hebrew, and Islamic text( most importantly , he is recognized by the leaders of the three distinct religons as so)

    my opinion: He is one of the few persons in the world who could peaceably confer with the “powers that be”in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. This fact alone, which the Knighthood recognizes, is the reason why they made the perfect choice. There is no one else with his resume or respect level to rival
    his servitude to the Order.

    My prayers are with him and the purpose of his position. ……..May God bless us all………..

    ashton ian davies
    tokyo, japan

  6. Darlington, Durham

    The Public Square: The Dear Governor and the False King
    [edit] By: Miguel Angel Granados Chapa
    Translation from El Sigolo de Torreon, Plaza pública: El Gober Precioso y el falso rey [1]

    The goat takes to the hills [i.e. “the higher the monkey climbs, the more he show his ass”]: Our Dear Little Governor not only holds talks with the Denim King, but last Friday “he met with His Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I … internationally recognized for leading his people to progress in education, enabling the economy, promoting health and medical services, housing development and work”.

    The picture accompanying this text, whose publication was received with munificence in the local press and not a few newspapers of Mexico City, shows the still-governor of Puebla, Mario Marin, smiling and grateful for the presence in his state of the King of Shai, who ” expressed his desire and confidence in the progress of Puebla, seeing it as an entity that is emerging as a national example, and which now works permanently to reduce inequalities”.

    Deep and daring this monarch who enthralled the Dear Governor (the hero of Kamel Nacif). He said truths by the kilo and made interesting suggestions: “It is always a privilege to meet people and I always say whatever person you meet can teach you something, the world is our classroom and life our experience and, on knowing all of you this day I have learned something and I will learn a lot more, I hope our meeting will not end here but carry us much further beyond this office”.

    Marin spends fortunes on spreading news of the events in which he participates, whatever their nature and relevance: already we see him inaugurating municipal composters and cutting the ribbon of a local home show and giving the Mexican flag to Genaro Garcia, nicknamed “Little Man of Puebla”, in the moment before he fought for the bantamweight title of the WBC.

    Naturally, his press office yesterday was eager to show him in a meeting that several local executives held with Felipe Calderón. To believe their propaganda, there were not in Metepec more momentous proposals than those expounded by the friend of the King of Shai.

    Especially since his role in the delectable conspiracy to harm and punish Lydia Cacho became publicly known, the Dear Governor seeks to counter this stain with profuse paid dissemination of his comings and goings. Recall that the Supreme Court ordered an extension of the inquiry into the violation of individual rights of journalists, precisely so that it could investigate the role of the governor in the plot against human rights and democracy. Hence Marin seeks to be endorsed as if he were an exemplary ruler.

    Only in this case, he showed his hand, because the King of Shai is a charlatan.

    Ghana is a Republic, whose legal structure does not allow states ruled by crowned monarchs. Shai, indeed, is a region in the east of that nation, whose hills are a tourist attraction. But it does not enjoy such autonomy as to be permitted to be ruled by a king and even less one specialized in the “progress and development of state of Shai in Ghana”.

    The alleged leader (who was also received in the local legislature, where he duped municipal officials with a meeting, and in City Hall, where one can hardly believe that a former university rector like Henry Doger, didn’t notice the fraud to which he consented) has a split personality.

    Born in Asamankese, he himself claims he was crowned in 1999. And on his Web site boasts of royal lineage that “no doubt the holy reign and leadership were part of his destiny”, which presumably consists of “leading the Kings Council in developing strategies to improve the lives of the people in Shai and the state of Shai. As its only spokesman, his wisdom and council are vital in marking the course of the future in this region”.

    So much that the king calls himself Drolor Bosso Adamtey I. But that is only half of his personality. The other half is occupied by Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher, a religious preacher with extreme ability to combine heavenly and earthly interests. He is married to a Mexican woman whose first name is Marta. They make a privileged pair, as is shown in this official report: “In 1983, when this couple was traveling from London to Mexico, God spoke to them telling them to leave a successful ministry located in England and then establish a church in America”.

    Under this divine mandate, the Fletchers (or the King and Queen?) founded in 1985 at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the Life Community Church. Before doing so, reads the page of that church, “Dr. Fletcher had already traveled extensively as a missionary evangelist and had established over 200 churches worldwide”.

    The Life Community Church is only a portion of the vast conglomerate run by Fletcher, identified with the corporate name “Kingsley A. Fletcher Ministries”, which includes initiatives that link the two faces of the preacher-king: Life for Africa Inc., for example, founded in 1993, participates in the distribution of drugs–we do not know of what kind. The credit division, however, is the most telling. It’s called Covenant Community Credit Union, and offers a broad modality for business. Examples are the shares issued by its Hispanic version, the Latino Community Credit Cooperative, all of which operates within a massive architectonic collective, the North Carolina Minority Support Center.

    Such are the friends of the governor!

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