Tradition & Culture

APC Holds 7th Opemsuo Lecture

The Asante Professionals Club (APC) has held its 7th Opemsuo Lecture on the theme “Asante Architecture; Past and Present: perspectives on spatial planning and globalization.”

Feyiasehene, Nana Addae Gyamera, the chairperson for the event in his speech called for a positive change in individual’s mindset and enforcement on the side of leadership for development.

The lecture that took place at the Business School Auditorium, KNUST had Prof. Osei Kwame Agyeman, an architect deliver the keynote address on the topic “Asante Architectural Heritage-Values, Symbols and Globalization.”


Prof. Osei Kwame Agyemang said the Asante Traditional house ought to be dear to Asantes and they must also be proud of it as it recognizes fraternity, structured democracy and custom practices.

The Minister for Works and Housing and MP for Bantama, Francis Asenso Boakye, Otumfuo Apagyahene and an Architect, Oheneba Owusu Afriyie IV, Professor of Architect, Prof Daniel Duah, and Lawyer Mariam Agyeman Gyasi Jahwary made up a panel for a discussion with Yaa Peprah Amekudzi moderating.

In attendance at the event was APC’s President, Ama Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh and her colleague members as well as past executives. Members of Asante Students Union (ASU), Students from St. Louis SHS and KNUST SHS.

Last year’s 6th Opemsuo Lecture was held on the theme “Is the Golden Stool Still Potent in Asanteman’s Contemporary Governance Setting? Assessing the Origins of the Asante Nation and The Genealogical Structure of the Kings and Queen Mothers (From The 17th – 21st Century)”.

Asante Professionals Club (APC) has the goal of promoting Asanteman through the exchange of ideas whilst a networking platform is created to unite professionals.

Source: Monica M. Appiah-Manu

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