General News of Friday, 9 January 2015
Some security personnel at the Manhyia Palace in the Ashanti region have been sacked after a video recording which captured President Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu dancing, went viral.
The Chronicle reports that the dismissed security personnel have been replaced.
Reports indicate that security at the Palace has also been intensified with the introduction of strict criteria to regulate individuals who have access to the inner chamber.
The controversial ‘Yen tie Obiaa’ video
The video of a royal party held at the Palace showed Otumfuo and President Mahama dancing heartily to the popular ‘Yentie Obiaa’ song composed by one of Ghana’s popular Highlife artistes, Charles Kwadwo Fosu, also known as Daddy Lumba.
The video, which went viral on social media, attracted intense criticism from some Ghanaians.
Though there was no immediate information about who was actually responsible for the recording and leakage of the tape, security personnel around the Otumfuo were held responsible for failing to regulate activities during the occasion.
They were also reprimanded for allowing videos and photographs of the King and the President to be taken.