Historic Royal Visit: Sempe Akwashongtse Eulogize Otumfuo For His Quest To Strengthen Ties Between Ga And Ashanti

Sempe Muslim Akwashongtse, Nii Adote Odawulu I has eulogize the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in his quest to strengthen the relationship between the Ga State and the Ashante Kingdom.

According to him the visit of the Asantehene will not only bring unity between the Gas and the Ashantis but will as well bring understanding and strengthened business relations among the two.

He said, the visit will also be marked in the history books as the second Ashanti king to visit the Ga Mantse at well organized and colorful durbar held in his honor.

The Sempe Akwashongtse who doubles as the Supreme Head of Gbese Somneena family ( Nii Doku III ) made this known on the sidelines of the grand durbar where he joined other prominent Chiefs and personalities to welcome the Asantihene on his visit to Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II.

He stated that the first royal visit by an Asante king to the Ga Mantse was in 1946 under the rule of Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II adding that 78 years after that visit makes it historic as it is unusual for such two Great Kings to come on one stage to promote their heritage and culture.

This he said signifies oneness and prepares a strong environment for Gas and Ashanti to do business with love for one another.

According to him, it is beautiful to see the Asantehene with his entourage of Paramount Chiefs arriving at the Ga Mantse palace together with his royal guards displaying the Ashanti and Ga culture at the same time at the national capital in the historic visit since Otumfuo Osei Tutu III ascended the throne 25 years ago.

The durbar, he said characterised by the cultural display, firing of guns which identify the two kingdoms heritage deepen the bond between the people of Ga and Ashanti as one people.

The peak of occasion was the performance of special Obonu royal dance by some Chiefs clad in their beautiful regalia, to welcome the Asantehene.

Ahead of the arrival of the Ga Mantse, the Paramount Chief of Sempe, Nii Adote Otintor II and his Muslim Akwashongtse, Nii Adote Odaawulu I together with some paramount chiefs, queenmothers and elders in the Ga State, traditional priests, priestesses and the Asafos (warriors) all joined in their full regalia.

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