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“Transform Essumenya For Me To Know, Choosing You Was Right”- Otumfuo To Essumenyahene

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has counseled the newly enstooled Esumenyahene, Nana Okyere Kusi Aduako II to strive hard to promote and boost the image of Essumenya once more.

According to the Asantehene, their ancestors chose him to lead Essumenya to transform the town from its current state into a more developed society. As a result, he (Otumfuo) knows that he will never regret choosing him to lead the Essumenya Traditional Area.

“Why did the ancestors choose you? To come and transform Essumenya for me to know, choosing you was right. I was divinely told, that I won’t regret choosing you, and I know that is true. So I am giving you the assets of Asanteman to take care of, and transform Asanteman for me”.

He advised that, as the Benkumhene of Asante Kingdom, he should work together with the other divisions of the Asanteman Council for the betterment of the council and the entire kingdom.

The Asante Monarch openly declared that, because of the enstoolment of New Essumenyahene, he will celebrate the Odwira festival. Otumfuo said it has been years since Asanteman celebrated this festival.

“Kwame Nkrumah spoke to my uncle to suspend the Odwira festival celebration because he thought the festival is celebrated to execute. Neither did I celebrate Odwira with Essumenyahene Oduro Anumapau because of his health condition”, he said. However, because of you, I will celebrate the Odwira festival.

The New Essumenyahene, Nana Okyere Kusi Aduako II, known in private life as Nana Yaw Okyere Ntrama was the former General Manager of Newmont Ahafo Mines and the owner of Grand Eco Cabana Resort at Lake Bosomtwe. His working experience as a miner cut across South Africa, DR Congo, Mali, and Anglogold-Ashanti.

He was however advised by Otumfuo against any form of rudeness, arrogance, or disobedience as a leader, and motivated to lead his people with patience.

Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti.

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