Last Akwasidae Seen Off

The last Akwasidae of 2023 has been seen off memorably by the occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The Festival fell on the 26th day of November 2023 and the event was held grandly at the Afia Kobi Park at the Manhyia Palace.

Ornamentally and symbolically dressed, His Majesty took his seat in state at noon after rituals were undertaken to pave the way for the celebration earlier in the day.

Traditional rulers in the Kingdom, dancers, singers, the King’s servants, royals and natives put their knowledge of their tradition and culture on display to the delight of the world.

Joining the celebration were people from all walks of life, different continents and across Ghana. The guests were treated to the rich and educative culture and tradition of the Asante Kingdom.

The iconic ceremony was attended by Queen Consort Sylvia Nagginda of the Buganda Kingdom, Her Royal Highness Rita Maria Zimba of the Moroccan Royal Family, former Deputy President of South Africa, Mr David Mabusa, the Asante Professionals Club (APC), AngloGold Ashanti and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Also present were the “Heal KATH Project” Management, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Legacy Foundation, the Tour Operators Union of Ghana, the National Alternative Employment Programme for Illegal Miners (NAELP), Zongo Nkosuohene and Jamaican Reggae artiste Hezron Clarke.

The Kingdom now awaits the next Akwasidae which will be on January 7, 2024.

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