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Diasporian News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


Asanteman of North America to celebrate Asanteman Day

Asanteman Day 2018 will be hosted by the Asanteman Association of USA at Hilton Garden Inn 76575 Union Avenue Denver, Co 80327 from 31st August to September 3, 2018.

The programme starts at 9:00pm – 2: 00am.

His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, will be represented at the event by Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, Tepamanhene.

First Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai Constituency, Joseph Osei Owusu is expected to give the keynote address.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has been invited to be the Special Guest at the event, that would attract business moguls, the clergy and respected politicians from Ghana.

Other dignitaries, learned include, Collins Owusu Amankwah – MP for Manhyia, Cecillia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation, Director of NADMO, Eric Agyemang Prempeh and a host of others.

The Asantefuohene of Denver, Colorado, Nana Wiafe Anane is therefore inviting the Ghanaian population in the United States and Canada to attend the event.

The purpose of the Asanteman Day celebrations which is in two folds include:

Educating the general public about the traditions and culture of an indigenous African people that have had a worldwide impact on civilization – namely, the Asante Kingdom;

showcasing the rich Asante culture with the objective of inculcating core “Asanteman” values into nurturing our young ones so as to maintain a sustainable community of responsible citizens as well as strengthening their emotional attachment to the Asante Kingdom in any social and economic phenomenon, and establishing a network of Asantes, friends and sympathizers of Asantes in the Diaspora to help support; initiate businesses and development projects for the well-being and development of Asante Kingdom in particular and Ghana in general.

Asanteman of North America is the umbrella organization of Asanteman associations in the United States and Canada.

The Asanteman of North America embraces the following Asanteman associations in the following states/cities:

1. New York, NY 6. Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas 2. Washington, DC 7. North Carolina 3. Chicago, Illinois 8. Columbus, Ohio 4. Denver, Colorado 5. Houston, Texas 9. Cincinnati, Ohio 10. Toronto, Canada 11 Montreal, Canada

Working with, collaborating and assisting member organizations, Asanteman of North America seeks to preserve Asante cultural heritage and promote unity and cooperation among Asante people.

Asanteman of North America works to harness the collective resources of its members to provide socio-economic assistance to Asantes in Ghana and North America.

See info of the event in the video below

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