Otumfuo Punches Enemies

THE ASANTEHENE, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has stated that he is focused and determined to see Asanteman and Ghana developed therefore he is not bothered about what his detractors say about him.

He said despite his good intentions to see Ghana transformed to better the lives of the citizens, some people still try to link him with partisan politics just to spread falsehood about him and dent his image.

The Asantehene stated emphatically that irrespective of what his detractors would do, he would still remain truthful, patriotic and focused to see the country progress so that the people’s condition of live would be improved.

‘I don’t care about your politics, I only care about what to do to make Asanteman and Ghana in general develop effectively so the people would have joy and peace in their lives,’ he stated.

Otumfuo was speaking during the premiering of a well packaged documentary titled, ‘The Return of a King to Seychelles,’ which was written, directed and produced by ace journalist, Ivor Agyeman-Duah.

The documentary highlights the key points of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s historic visit to the Seychelles Island on April 5, 2015 – where his uncle, Nana Prempeh I and some Ashanti chiefs were exiled to – over a century ago.

The premiering of the documentary, which took place at the Manhyia Palace, was graced by some top personalities in society, including the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, chiefs, security capos and businessmen.

Otumfuo, whose extempore speech was succinct, assured his people that he has a thick skin and that he would continually work to protect Ghana’s infant democracy and peace.

Jon Benjamin, in a brief remark, expressed happiness about the cordial relationship between Great Britain and Ghana, Asanteman in particular, with Otumfuo as the head.

‘Since 1957, the UK’s relations with Ashanti and with the Republic of Ghana as a whole have grown from strength to strength, particularly in trade, where Britain remains one of Ghana’s largest partners, just as we proudly remain one of its main development partners too.’

He recounted how the British and Asanteman had buried their past that was characterized by hostilities during wars – one of which resulted in the exiling of King Prempeh I to the Seychelles Island, stressing the need for Ghana and Britain to continue working together.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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