Dag Heward-Mills' apology to Otumfuo after viral audio

BY: graphic.com.gh
Dag Heward-Mills
Dag Heward-Mills

The Founder and General Overseer of the Lighthouse Group of Churches, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, has apologised to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for using him as an example in a Kingship sermon where he questioned the relevance of chieftaincy.

The sermon on "Kingship" which Bishop Heward-Mills has explained was delivered more than 20 years ago has gone viral on social media recently.

Some people have threatened the Bishop for daring to question the relevance of chieftaincy, impact and legacy.

Apologising to the Asantehene, Bishop Heward-Mills explained that he preached nearly two decades ago and the content has been taken out of context “by persons who have previously declared their intention to bring harm and ridicule to our organisation [church]”.

In a press statement dated Saturday, June 19, 2021, Bishop Heward-Mills said the accomplishments of the Asantehene are evident and manifest for all to see.

“I am deeply saddened that a message I shared at a conference, nearly 20 years ago, has been taken out of its context and circulated by persons who have previously declared that they will maliciously cause our churches in Kumasi to be closed down”, it stated.

Not only does he extol Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) but also noted his achievement in building about 788 schools since he ascended the throne.

He, therefore, apologized for the content of the video.

“I deeply regret that my words spoken almost 20 years ago have offended this honourable institution, which has worked tirelessly for many years to make Ghana and the world a better place for all of us to live in.”

Read the full statement below: