PRESS RELEASE ASANTEHENE ACCEPTS INVITATION TO WATCH FINALS OF AFRICAN CUP TOURNAMENT

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has accepted an invitation to watch the finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations campaign in South Africa. The Asantehene received the invitation extended to him by Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic Bank when he attended the first Awukudae festival of the year at the Manhyia Palace. Otumfuo Osei Tutu said it is an honour from the bank...

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SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTORS CALL ON ASANTEHENE

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has called on investors to stop making unfulfilled promises about investment in Ashanti and Ghana in general. Interacting with a group of investors from South Africa who paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace, Otumfuo Osei Tutu said those who want to come to Ashanti Region should be realistic in their promises and ensure that they start...

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ASANTEHENE CALLS FOR ENOUGH FUNDING FOR POLYTECHNICS

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has called on the government to increase the funding of polytechnics so that they train middle level manpower to help in the country’s development. He noted that technical education will help the country’s middle level manpower to promote self employment after school. Otumfuo Osei Tutu was speaking to the Rector and Management of Kumasi Polytechnic who paid a courtesy call on...

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ADDRESS OF HIS MAJESTY OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II , ASANTEHENE@ A GRAND DURBAR IN HONOUR OF GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA HE DAVID JOHNSTON

It is with a deep sense of pride and honour that we welcome our distinguished and noble guest, HE David Johnston, his dear wife and entourage into our city. With this ceremony, we welcome the people of Canada into our home. We welcome you with our Mponponsuo Sword, which is the Sword the Golden Stool commands me to draw in swearing my oath as Asantehene...

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ASANTEHENE HONOURS CANADIAN GOVERNOR-GENERAL AT MANHYIA PALACE

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has decried the situation where more than 60 percent of Ghana’s forest cover had been lost in less than three decades with rivers drying gradually. He indicated that the country, as well as Kumasi Metropolis, could benefit from Canada’s expertise in environmental preservation. Otumfuo Osei Tutu whose speech was read on his behalf by Nana Otuo Serebour, Juabenhene when Asanteman held...

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FULL TEXT OF 2013 ANNUAL NCCE DEMOCRACY LECTURE BY HIS MAJESTY OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU 11, ASANTEHENE AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE ON FRIDAY, MAY 17TH 2013

When I indicated my intention to accept the invitation of the NCCE to deliver this year’s Annual Democracy Lecture, two cautions were raised by my advisers: First that some may find it incongruous for a monarch who does not derive his authority from the ballot box, to be speaking about the values of democracy;  secondly that the country is in such a dangerous political...

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BRAZIL AMBASSADOR TO GHANA PRESENTS KEJETIA’S NEW DESIGN TO ASANTEHENE

Brazil’s Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Irene Galla, led a team of investors from Brazil to the Manhyia Palace and presented to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the new designs detailing out the redevelopment of Kejetia into a modern business hub. The designs envisage easy traffic flow, sewer collection and disposal system, fire detection and combat infrastructure, proper air circulation at the Central Market, fixing...

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UPS TO CONFER HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE ON OTUMFUO

The University for Professional Studies (UPS) is to confer its first ever honorary doctorate degree on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the promotion of education in the country. In addition, it has invited him to Chair its Centre for Traditional Leadership, established through the sponsorship of the European Union and the Association of African Universities. Professor Joshua Alabi,...

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