CONGRATULATIONS OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II, ASANTEHENE BY NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
On 26th April, 1999, my good friend, Barima Kwaku Duah, a royal of the Osei and Opoku royal family and a fellow member of the Oyoko clan, became Asantehene, as the 16th occupant of the Golden Stool, taking up the name of the founder of Asanteman and 1st Asantehene, the legendary Opemsuo Osei Tutu, to be called Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, following in the line of the great Asante Kings.
Fully adorned from head to toe in the Batakarikesee, he pledged, on that day, at the Kumasi Sports Stadium, to follow the traditions and paths chartered by his 15 predecessors, and continue to make Asanteman a model traditional state in our country.
I was present on that day, and I believe, by all accounts, we can safely conclude that he has lived, and continues to live, up to this noble undertaking.
On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I join all well-wishers in extending warm, hearty congratulations to Otumfuo Osei Tutu Ababio on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his ascension onto the great Golden Stool.
It has been an amazing journey for him so far, with his imprints stamped firmly on many aspects of the life of Asanteman, and, indeed, of our nation, the results of which are evident for us all to see.
Helping to ensure access to education through the Otumfuo Education Fund, joining the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS, re-energising the institution of Chieftaincy, and, recently, as Chairperson of the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, helping to bring peace, at last, to Dagbon, and to install a new Yaa-Na, are but a few of his many achievements and successes as Asantehene.
From my days as his lawyer to those as Leader of the Opposition, he was a source of sound and consistent advice. This has not changed since I became President of the Republic.
It is my prayer that Almighty God will continue to bless him with wisdom, good health, long life, and prosperity, and, certainly, many more years on the throne, and my hope is that our friendship will continue to remain strong.
Once again, Nana Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, congratulations, and I am convinced that your best years and those of Asanteman, and, indeed, of Mother Ghana herself, lie ahead.
Happy 20th anniversary. Enjoy every bit of it.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
The Afigya Kwabre South Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has advised assembly members to desist from fighting traditional authorities in their areas and rather liaise with them to bring development.
A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Abraham Amaliba has said the party was considering filing a suit to stop the Electoral Commission (EC) from embarking on an exercise to compile a new voters register for 2020 general elections.
The Accra High Court has ordered a former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga South, Ibrahim Dey Abubakari, to pay GH¢1.5 million in damages to a former National Security Advisor, Alhaji Baba Kamara, for defaming him.
The government has reacted to the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) allegation that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was collapsing and described the allegation as full of “mischief.”
A founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, David Kankam Boadu has lauded President Akufo-Addo’s efforts at disbanding party vigilantism and the phenomenon of militias across the country, particularly within the political space.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the government of using unconventional means to prosecute its National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, and deputy National Communication Officer, Mr Kwaku Boahene, over a leaked tape.
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has pleaded not guilty to charges levelled against him in relation to a purported leaked tape in which he was alleged to have incited members of the party to cause violence.
The Accra High Court has granted bail to Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Anthony Kwaku Boahen, who are the respective Chairman and Deputy Communication Director of the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is collapsing. It indicated that contrary to the rosy picture of the NHIS being painted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the scheme was rather fast collapsing under the government.
Former President John Dramani Mahama was at the Accra High Court Tuesday morning to support the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who has been charged for causing harm.
The Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has stated that the outcome of Election 2020 would be decided by the political party with the best economic ideas and not the one with abundant resources at its disposal.
The chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is to appear in court on Tuesday to answer charges on conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Saturday inspected work on a bricks and tiles factory under the One-district, One-factory initiative at Tanoso in the Tano North District as part of his two-day official visit to the Ahafo Region.