Otumfuo Osei Tutu II , Asantehene, has stated that he is not a politician as the impression has been wrongly created and as such, he does not support any political party in Ghana .
” I am King to all and sundry, the King all of those who come and seek my counsel”, he explained.
” Yes, I am the occupant of the Golden Stool the symbol of the Ashanti Kingdom, but my doors are always opened to all people. I am there to make sure that, my subjects have peace, are not worried about their education, are healthy and are out of poverty” Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted.
The Asantehene stated his position while addressing a cross section of Ghanaians at a colorful ceremony held in his honor to welcome him to the USA, last week end at the auditorium of Ghana Embassy in Washington DC.
The Asantehene advised them to respect and abide the laws and regulations of their host nation and do away with any attitude that will tarnish the good name of Ghana.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II urged them to support each other by showing unflinching love and care when the need arises and also remember that, Ghana is their motherland due to that, they must come home to invest .
He stated that the land disputes in the Ashanti Kingdom have reduced drastically ever since he sounded a serious warning to all the chiefs to put a stop to the selling a piece of land to two people.
“After my investigation and I found out the truth , I will not hesitate to distool the said chief ”
” Touching on education , when I ascended the Golden Stool , I made education , the welfare of my people as my priority , hence instituting the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Educational Fund to help the brilliant but needy children to climb the higher ladder of education” His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted.
Nana Kofi Boateng the Asantefuohene of the Asanteman Association in the Washington D.C Metro Area on behalf Association gave the welcome , address by expressing their gratitude to the Asantehene by showing love and respect to his subjects , for taking time off his very busy schedule to meet them.
” His Majesty your subjects thank you for the advise given to us and all the important points on your advice are very noted.” Nana Kofi Boateng promised the Asantehene.
We are going to make sure that, all the important points will be taken care of by supporting one another and becoming law abiding citizens” Nana Kofi Boateng noted.
Nana Okokyeredom Tieku Acheamong, the Asantefuohene of Asanteman Association in New York , who is also the President of Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) humbly appealed to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to allocate a piece of land to the diaspora to invest in the Ashanti Kingdom.
His Excellency Kobbina Komson – Ghana’s former Ambassador to USA, Nana Agyeman Badu -Atipimhene, Nana Kwasi Abayie – Akomfrehene, Agyeman Duah the Executive Sectary of ACONA, Nana Otimpie Aben II – Otumfuo’s Saasamohene Panin, Nana Boakye Yiadom – Dallas, Nana Ama Achiaa -The Asantefuo Hemaa -Washington DC, Nana Akua Kwah Kobi – The Asantefuo Hemaa of New York, Nana Adu Opoku – The Asantehene Hene of Cincinnati Ohio , Nana Bi Yaa- the Asantefuo Hemaa of Cincinnati were there to grace the occasion.