On September 13, 1958 Ashanti lands were placed under the control of central government

The Sarkodee-Addo Commission following the deposition of the Okyehene of Akim Abuakwa, alleged mismanagement of the affairs of Kumasi and Ashanti stool lands were as a result, placed under the control of the central government. This followed the enactment of the Stool Lands Act on September 5th, 1958. This was vigorously opposed by the United Party and its allies but the law stood nonetheless. This did not alter ownership of the lands but the revenues were now managed by central government.