- The Executive Members of the National Peace Council paid a courtesy visit to the Asantehene in Kumasi
- Otumfuo Osei Tuu II reiterated his concern about Ghana being too polarized in a statement to the NPC
- He remarked that politics is dividing Ghana and called on people to place country's interest above partisan politics
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed worry about the politicization of the nation’s development issues while remarking that politics is dividing the country.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II made the statement when the Executive Members of the National Peace Council (NPC), paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace, Kumasi.
“Politics is dividing Ghana. We have politicized almost everything. This is the truth, and we need to be candid about this,” he remarked.
“We should know that the nation’s interest is above partisan politics,” he added.
The delegation, led by the Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the Council, was at the Palace to thank the Asantehene for his unflinching support towards peace and unity in the country.
Most importantly, it was to convey the Council’s heartfelt gratitude to the Asantehene for leading the Eminent Chiefs to bring a lasting solution to the Dagbon crisis, following many years of protracted chieftaincy conflict.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu said it was imperative the leadership of the nation mustered courage in upholding the sense of honesty and truthfulness in the discharge of their duties.
“There cannot be any meaningful development if we approach national and other sensitive issues in a hypocritical manner,” he observed.
He cited how the recent efforts to end vigilantism in all its forms had been dragging due to the political and selfish interest of some political leaders in the society.
“We all know that the nation has her own criminal codes and laid-down rules and regulations in meting out punishment to wrongdoers, but due to politics and hypocrisy it has become difficult for us to enforce our own laws to the letter,” Otumfuo Osei Tutu said.
This, he said, must change if Ghana wants to build a more prosperous society which was attractive to investors.
Most Rev. Prof. Asante, in an earlier address, lauded the Asantehene for his commitment to promoting peace and unity in the country.
Meanwhile, Newmont Goldcorp Ghana has awarded Wesley Girls High School as the best performing female school in the just ended 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz.
The Cape Coast based school in the Central Region, was the only female school to advance to the semi-final of this year’s competition.
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