Otumfuo Picks Top Award

Nana Atwenewa Ampem (left) presenting Otumfuo’s Award to Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah

THE ASANTEHENE, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has been given the 2015 National Excellence Award for his remarkable roles in the bid to transform the country.

The Asantehene was honoured alongside other distinguished personalities, including his wife, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, by the Bombisco Multimedia – organizers of the event – last Saturday.

Other prominent Ghanaians who were honoured were Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem I, Tepa Paramount Chief and Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah, Asokore Mamponghene.

The rest were Odeneho Afram Brempong III, Paramount Chief of Suma Traditional Area; Nana Adwoapo Dwamena Serwaa II, Bechem queen mother and Nana Afia Siraa-Ababio, queen mother of Kato.

Also receiving awards which were preceded by citations was Hanna Louisa Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture and Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko, queen mother of Offinso and others.

Addressing the mammoth crowd in Kumasi, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem I charged Ghanaians to shun selfish leaders who don’t have Ghana’s interest at heart.

‘Let’s avoid stomach leaders,’ the traditional leader entreated emphatically, noting that it was high time Ghanaians elected development-oriented politicians to lead the country.

The Tepahene expressed worry over leaders who only think about the wellbeing of themselves and their nuclear families, insisting that Ghanaians don’t need such unpatriotic leaders.

He sternly cautioned traditional rulers to refrain from selling parcels of land in their communities to enrich themselves, stating that it is the duty of chiefs to play vital roles in the development of their areas.

The Tepa chief admonished his colleagues to play roles in finding lasting solution to problems facing their subjects so that ‘you shall be remembered as great leaders by your people, even when you are dead and gone.’

Bombisco Multimedia is a philanthropist group, made up of selected professionals, who have the passion of contributing to improve the lives of the less privileged in society.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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