Ghanaian King Knighted in Malta, Articulates Bold Vision for Africa


(L-R), His Majesty King Adamtey I of Ghana; His Supreme Highness Baron Nicholas Papanicoalou; and Bishop Timothy Holley, members of the Ecumenical Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.

Modern Ghana | Mar 5, 2009

MALTA – His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I recently became the first African leader to be knighted into the Ecumenical Order of the Knights of Malta, Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem.. King Adamtey, who is known in private life as Dr. Kingsley Fletcher, is the Suapolor of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area of Ghana. He is also a citizen of the United States.

King Adamtey was knighted in a ceremony which took place at the Order’s headquarters, Castello dei Baroni in Wardija, Malta on February 28.

The Ecumenical Order operates in a number of countries around the world, having donated over $40 million in goods and services to various charities in 2008. It has also received the blessing of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

The order’s grand master, His Serene Highness Nicholas Papanicolaou, noted that “the applicable standard for all Orders of St. John is not how many countries they claim to have diplomatic relations with, but what the total product of their Christian charity and giving to the needy around the world is”.


His Majesty King Adamtey I of Ghana shakes hands wth His Supreme Highness Baron Nicholas Papanicoalou

King Adamtey’s investiture into the Knights of Malta is extremely significant as it reflects their respect for his tremendous humanitarian efforts in Africa and around the world. A recognized advocate for social justice and a scholar on cultures, traditions and world religions, King Adamtey is a former special advisor to the United Nations Development Programme-Africa and is the founder of Life for Africa, a humanitarian, non-governmental organization which addresses the ever-growing need of compassionate support for sub-Saharan African nations. He hopes that his membership in the Knights will help open doors for Africa and provide another avenue for people on the continent to partner with global leaders and organizations around the world. King Adamtey is known for his forward thinking, progressive leadership style and has often been quoted as saying, “Africa needs partners, not handouts.”

In an interview with local media in Malta, King Adamtey noted that he was representing “a new, rising, order made up of like-minded people” who are humanitarians just as he is.

“I believe strongly in the mission and purpose of the Ecumenical Order and I am delighted that they would recognize my work and my role as one that can also add to, or expand, their mission around the globe,” he said.

King Adamtey’s bold vision for a new Africa includes strengthening the technology infrastructure, educational advancement, economic development and job creation.

4 responses to “Ghanaian King Knighted in Malta, Articulates Bold Vision for Africa

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    Retrieved from “”

  3. hey i know mina boukye the king of ghana’s grandaughter. she comes over to play games and to eat dinner with me and my grandparents.

  4. in texas

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