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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Donates ¢500k to Ga Education Fund

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced a donation of ¢500,000 to the Ga State Education Fund to support underprivileged children within the Ga community.

The Ga State on Saturday, June 9, 2024, organized a grand durbar in celebration of the Asante Kingdom, paying tribute to the rich cultural heritage and traditions that existed between the two kingdoms.

The historic meeting between Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was a landmark occasion that celebrated the strong bond relationship between both kingdoms, serving as a symbol of unity and peaceful coexistence between the Ga and Asante kingdoms.

Giving a speech, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced a donation of ¢500,000 to the Ga State Education Fund to support underprivileged children within the Ga community.

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“I want to donate an amount of ¢500,000 to the Ga Education Fund to help in the education of less-privileged Ga children,” the Asantehene’s interpreter said.

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II further extended his appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended by the Ga State. He stressed the need for unity among all chiefs.

“The people of Ga and Ashanti must unite to develop our peoples. All Ga chiefs must unite behind Nii Teiko Tsuru II. Unity and development must be our focus in the interest of our children,” he said.

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Recalling the support he received from Nii Teiko Tsuru II during his 25th-anniversary celebration, the Asantehene expressed his deep gratitude for the Ga Mantse’s support and generosity.

“I appreciate your presence during my 25th anniversary celebration. You showed love. This is a reciprocal gesture.” he said.

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Addressing the gathering in return, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru expressed heartfelt appreciation to the Asantehene on behalf of the Ga chiefs for his visit and thoughtful gesture. He urged the Ga people to unite and work towards a shared future, emphasizing the importance of setting aside divisive tendencies that could hinder progress. The King encouraged his people to come together, fostering a spirit of unity that would move the Ga State forward.

As the nation approaches the general election, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru urged politicians to prioritize Ghana’s collective interests. He expressed optimism that the historic visit of the Asantehene to Accra, hosted by the Ga State, would further strengthen the bond between the two kingdoms.

The durbar was a celebration of culture, featuring rich traditional drumming and dancing performances, speeches, choral music and the firing of muskets.

The Ghana Dance Ensemble added an exciting touch with their rendition of the Kple ritual dance, showcasing elegant white-clad women moving in harmony.

Nearly 78 years after Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II’s historic visit to Nii Taki Tawiah II, the Ga Mantse then in 1946, the Asantehene’s return visit marked a significant milestone in the relationship between the two kingdoms.

The event drew a diverse array of attendees, including religious leaders, corporate leaders, politicians, and members of the public, all gathered to witness the royal engagement. The large crowds brought the neighbourhood around the Ga Mantse Palace to a standstill.

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