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General News of Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Otumfuo's Mawerehene to contest Council of State election

Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V

OtumfuoMawerehene Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V, is expected to submit his nomination forms to contest for the upcoming Ashanti Regional Council of State election.

At least about twenty three (23) persons have so far picked nominations to contest for council of state membership for the Ashanti region.

The Electoral Commission opened nominations last week and has set tomorrow as deadline for filing.

The ages of the aspirants so far ranges between 21 and 92 years. The Ashanti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Sirebuor Quaikoo has confirmed.

Notable among the aspirants are Tepamanhene Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, Agona Akrofonsohene, NPP’s Communicators Denis Kwakwa and Alex Ababio a broadcast Journalist with Kumasi base local radio station Lift FM.

Ultimate Fm’s Isaac Bediako reports that Nana Tepamanhene who is the majorcontender in the upcoming election may not submit his nomination after realizing Mawerehene has picked nominations forms to contest.

Below is the Profile of the OtumfuoMawereheneMy CV


Name: Baafuor Ossei Hyeaman Brantuo VI (Dr Anthony Ossei )

[OtumfuoAsantehene’s Manwerehene.]

Marital Status: Married

Religion: Catholic


Baafuor is a Traditional Ruler, a Special Aide to the King of the Asante Kingdom and head of the Manwere Division of the Kumasi Traditional Council.

He is a Medical Practitioner, Medical Editor/Publisher, Managing Editor of the New Nation Times newspaper, a Business Executive heading Candela Group as the Executive Chairman.

He is a Staunch Catholic, knighted to the rank of Past Grand Knight, PGK of the Noble Order of the “Knights and Ladies of Marshall” Council 3 in Kumasi.


Sept 1973 – November 1974

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

School of Pharmacy ( B. Pharm programme)

1975 – 1981

University of Ghana Medical School

Double Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB)

February 1989 – August 1989

University of Ghana School of Mass Communication

Postgrad Dip. Mass Communication Programme


September 1989
Institute of Psycho-Sexual Medicine

Ipswich, England.

February 1990 – March 1990
UNDP Sponsored Entrepreneurial Programme

Empretec Ghana.


April 1982 – December 1983
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Accra

Dept.s of Paediatrics; and Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Position: Medical Intern

Duties: First line of Call for Outpatient Care, Emergencies, and Admissions

February 1984 – January 1985

Mercy Specialist Hospital, Akure, Nigeria.

Position: Resident Medical Officer

III. March 1985 – March 1989

Rabito Group of Clinics, Accra Ghana

Position: Snr. Resident Medical Officer, Laterbiokoshie.

IIIb. March 1989 – June 1995

Rabito Group of Clinics, Accra Ghana

Position: Consultant to the Group

March 1989 – June 2012
Your Health Guide Magazine

Publisher: Your Health Guide Ltd.

Position: Editor and Medical Publisher

Role: editing, writing and publishing, stakeholder liaison

knowledge of the publishing process.

Traditional Bodies/Activities
– Installed OtumfuoManwerehene 1995 to date.

– Member, Kumasi Traditional Council. 1995 – To date

– Member Asanteman Council 1995 – To date

– Member of the Standing Committee of Asanteman Council. 1995 – To date

– Head, Manwere Clan comprising >100 Chiefs and sub-chiefs. 1995 – 2015

– Responsible for day to day Traditional administration of Manhyia Palace.

– Custodian of Otumfuo’s crown ornaments.

– Traditional bodyguard to Otumfuo (Somatophylake)

– Panelist in adjudicating over 100 cases in Kumasi Traditional Council

– Presiding over cases (>100) in Manwere Divisional Council

New Nation Times (National)
February 2006 -April 2007

Candela Communications Group

Position: Managing Editor

Role: editing, writing and publishing, stakeholder liaison

of the publishing process. Management

VII. New Nation Times (Provincial )

May 2007-April 2009

Candela Communications Group

Position: Managing Editor

Role: editing, writing and publishing, stakeholder liaison

of the publishing process. Management

VIII. The Candela Group May 2002 – To date

The Candela Group comprising

– Candela Medicals

– Candela Communications

– Candela Capital Resources Ltd.

– Candela Solutions Centre

– Candela Foundation

Position Executive Chairman

Export Development and Investment Fund
June 2006-October 2006

Position: Chairman, Interim Board

Export Development and Investment Fund
October 2006 – January 2009

Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Oss & H Co Ltd.
April 2002 – To date

Position: Executive Chairman

XII. Candela Medicals Ltd.

September 2010 – July 2011

Organisers of Anti-Ageing and Functional Medical Conference and Awards

In collaboration with Dr. Allison Wiley UNECOSOC, Dr. RiazMotara Cardiologist, South Africa. Prof AB Akosa Former Director General Ghana Health Service; Prof. K. FrempongBoatengCardioThoracic Surgeon, Prof. Plange-Rhule, Physician Specialist and Consultant KATH. Prof. EnyonamKwawukume Obstetrician/Gynaecologist.

XIII. Candela Medicals Ltd. Producers of Medical Water

September 2011 – To date.

Medical Director.


Production of Pure Quality Water using Reverse Osmosis, UV light sterilisation, and Ozonation.
Manufacture and distribution of various lines of enhanced water:- i.e.. drinks that both hydrate consumers and provide nutrients as well as Water for Hospital Use.
Relevant IT/Computer skills

– Microsoft Office Skills—Intermediate

– Microsoft Publisher—Advanced

– Netizen

– Corel Draw – Basic, working knowledge

– Adobe Skills—Intermediate

– Apple Skills – Intermediate

Professional affiliations

– Fully Registered Member of the Ghana Medical Association.

– Honorary Membership Ghana Journalist Association


May 1982 : University of Ghana Medical School M.B. ChB
July 1984 : Ghana Medical and Dental Council Certificate of Good Standing
III. February 1988. IVTH Pan African Congress of Dermatology, Accra-GH

July 1989 : Psychosexual Medicine and ICI Technique Ipswich England
April 1991 : United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations/ NBSSI/ Barclays Bank of Ghana organised Entrepreneurial Workshop
June 1995 :Gazetted as Traditional Ruler Kumasi Traditional Council
VII. July 2006 : Fellowship – Global Health Institute, Ohio USA.

VIII. April 2008 : Geneva Trade Finance Week 2008, Switzerland.

November 2008: Promoting Corporate Governance in the Public Sector. State Enterprises Commission.
Representing Otumfuo :

KNUST as a special Guest of Honour, School of Medical Sciences Scientific session– 2010
Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana Annual Conference at KNUST– 2013
Ghana Dental Association Annual Conference — 2010 and 2013
Ghana Midwives Association Annual Delegate Conference — 2015
Permanent representative to Diasporan African Forum Mission , Accra.
Permanent representative on Tougha an affiliate of Ghana Tourist Board.
USAID sponsored Programme for Journalist on AIDS in the Northern Sector.
Global Health Initiative Programme in Cincinnati, Ohio USA and Kumasi.
Xernona Clayton Trumpet Award event in Atlanta, USA, — 2010 and 2011
National Day events from 1997 to date
US Embassy
Netherlands Embassy
Italian Embassy
British High Commission
South African High Commission
Colombian Embassy
Member of OtumfuoAsantehene’s Medical Team 1995 to date.
Member of Otumfuo’s delegation to Atlanta, Georgia USA 2005
Harvard, Massachusetts USA 2007

Member Otumfuo’s delegation to South Africa 2006 – 2012
Member Otumfuo’s delegation to the Netherlands 2002
Member Otumfuo’s delegation to Libya 2008
Member Otumfuo’s delegation to Morrocco 2009
Member of Otumfuo’s Special delegation to Seychelles Islands 2010

Hobbies and interests.

– New Cities Creation

– Reading and Creative writing

– Avid netizen

– Gardening.

– Interior Decoration.

– History Museums

– Travelling both local and international.


OtumfuoOsei Tutu II


Manhyia Palace

Prof Edmund Delle

Group Medical Director

RABITO Group of Clinics

Osu Accra.

Hon. Justice S. A. Brobbey

Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana Rtd.

Rtd. Chief Justice, Republic of Gambia.


Catholic Resume


Name :Dr Anthony Ossei aka BaafuorOsseiHyeamanBrantuo VI


Marital Status: Married

Religion: Catholic


I glorify and honour God throughout my life journey, dedicating myself at every station to the tenets of the Catholic faith, of which regular attendance at Mass is my obvious choice. Thus, I have learnt to do the Will of God and tuned myself to God’s purpose for my life. A journey that began as a:

Catholic Pupil up to July 1966
Catholic Student up to August 1974
III. Catholic Medical Student up to May 1980

Catholic Doctor up to now
Catholic Publisher/Medical Editor up to now
Catholic Entrepreneur up to now
VII. Catholic Corporate Executive up to present

VIII. Catholic Traditional Ruler up to present.


– St. Jude Choir Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church.Mamprobi Patron 1987-99

– Anchor of Hope, Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church. Member 1989 – 1999

– St. Dominic Catholic Church Choir Mallam, Accra. Patron 2002 – To date

– Knights of the Altar, St. Dominic Catholic Church Mallam, Patron 2002 – To date

– Educational Endowment Committee, Chairman. St. DominicMallam. 2012

– Monsignor’s nominee to the Parochial Council, St.Dominic Church Mallam 2008

– St.Theresa of the Child Jesus- Corpus Christi Church, Krofrom, Chief Patron 2013

– Knights of the Altar Corpus Christi Church, Krofrom Patron 2011

– St. Anthony of Padua Society, Corpus Christi Krofrom.Life Patron 2014.

– Catholic Men’s Society. St. Peter’s Mini- Basilica, Kumasi .Life Patron 2014.

– Justice and Peace Committee Member, St. Peter’s Mini Basilica, Kumasi 2014.

– Past Grand Knight (PGK) of the The Knights of Marshall, Council 3 Kumasi 2014.

– Regular Subscription to the Catholic Standard weekly.

Books and Articles under publication.

The Power of the Catholic Mass and my life story of Divine patronage.
Epistle to Kings and Chiefs.
God speaks to me.
The Trilemma of a Modern-day Christian Chief.
How to Become a Spiritual Billionnaire.
Cinquantaquattro: The 54 Chapters of my Life.
Contact details

Contact telephone number: (0302) 661999

Mobile telephone number: 020 813 9793

Email address:

Postal address: PO Box AN 16920

Accra-North Accra

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