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General News of Thursday, 23 August 2018


LIVESTREAMING: Asantehene pays historic visit to Okyeman

Some chiefs at the event play videoSome chiefs at the event

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti kingdom has embarked on a historic return visit to the Ofori Panin Fie to meet the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.

It is the second time in three hundred years, according to historians.

Asantehene is the special guest of honour at a durbar to mark the 75th anniversary of the late Okyehene, Sir Ofori Atta. The durbar is being hosted by Okyehene, Osagefo Amoatia Ofori Panin at Kyebi.

The two major traditional leaders have been deemed to be historic enemies following the ancestral wars fought between their forefathers in colonial Ghana.

Historians say the two powerful ethnic groups became enemies after pre-colonial politicians such as Captain George Maclean and Commander Hill pitched them against each other.

The development eventually led to the killing of Opemsuo Osei Tutu II while crossing River Pra in 1717 by the Akyems.

A number of dignitaries are gracing the occasion. They include President Akufo-Addo; Former President Jerry John Rawlings; Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye; Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo; and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

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