- It is said that behind every successful man is a woman
- Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has revealed that his wife, Lady Julia, has been a pillar all these years
When talking about Kings, their partners hardly come into the picture.
The case looks different with Lady Julia, the wife of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.
Speaking to Graphic Online at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi last Saturday, April 13, 2019, as part of his 20 Years on the Golden Stool anniversary celebration, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said "being Asantehene is demanding and you need to have a wife who understands you."
The Asantehene observed that the strides made by the Serwaa Ampem Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, named after his mother, the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, attested to the industrious nature of his wife.
He added that she has also been the pillar of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation (OOCTF) where she chairs the Board of Trustees.
Lady Julia Osei is a qualified lawyer, Executive Director of the Serwaa Ampem Foundation for Children, an NGO set up in 2002 to be an advocate for vulnerable children in Ghana and to make interventions on issues affecting children.
Lady Julia had her secondary school education at Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast. In 1989 she entered the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, where she obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree, LL.B (Hons.) in 1992 and continued at the Ghana School of Law, Accra, where she completed the Professional Law Course and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1994.
In September 1995, Lady Julia was admitted to postgraduate studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Humanitarian Law, after which she served as an intern with Amnesty International’s United Nations Office in New York.
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