General News Sun, 28 Apr 2019
President Akufo-Addo has celebrated Asantehene Otunfuo Osei Tutu II for his immense and invaluable contribution to peace and development in the country.Speaking at a dinner to climax the celebration of Otumfuo’s 20th Ascension to the throne, President Akufo-Addo said the Asantehene’s contribution has greatly improved the health, education, and development of the Ghanaian people.
Touting more achievement of the King, President Akufo-Addo reiterated that the role played by the Otumfuo in bringing peace to Dagbon is outstanding of all his achievements.
” By all accounts he has lived and continues to live up to this noble undertaking, helping to ensure access to education for thousands and thousands of young Ghanaian children through the Otumfuo Education Fund, joining the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS and re-energizing the institution of Chieftaincy are but a few of his many achievements and successes as Asantehene.
“For me, the achievement that ranks up there amongst his very best is when as Chairperson of the committee of Eminent Chiefs together with the Nayiri, the Overlord of Mamprugu, Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahama Sheriga, and the Yogbonwura, the Overlord of the Gonja state, Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, he worked assiduously for many years to find an acceptable and lasting solution to the Dagbon impasse.
Meanwhile, the Asantehene has urged President Akufo-Addo to endeavor to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians, saying this will be a great legacy to leave behind as a President.
“…We cannot build a new Jerusalem in the time you have under your mandate but we can certainly make a difference, a huge difference and we cannot fail,” he said.