Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has returned from his recent trip to the United States (US) where he delivered a speech at the United Nations.
The Asanthehene returned to Kumasi after weeks of touring the US to a rousing and grand welcome.
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Arriving at the Kumasi Airport on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Otumfuo was met by his paramount chiefs, politicians, and other prominent people in the Asante Kingdom.
Notable among them were Mamponghene Daasebre Osei Bonsu and the Ashanti regional minister Simon Osei Mensah.
Other regular subjects of the Asanthene were also present at the airport to welcome their king back to Kumasi.
Upon his arrival, Otumfuo was ushered in his customised Rolls Royce riding through the city from the airport to the Manhyia Palace where there were loads of people waiting.
The streets were also lined up with people cheering the Asantehene on his ride through town.
Otumfuo's successful trip has been marred by controversy after parts of his speech sparked a debate in the political arena.
While speaking on the efforts of traditional rulers in keeping Ghana's much-touted democracy, Otumfuo had suggested having offered advice to the former president, John Mahama, before he conceded defeat in the 2016 general elections.
The disclosure by Otumfuo brought up talk on the willingness of Mahama to hand over power after the defeat and his office swiftly came up to refute Otumfuo's claims.
This led to a lot of concerns being raised that Mahama's office had disrespected the Asantehene and needed to apologise.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh recently reported how Otumfuo danced to 'kete' music while dressed in a tuxedo.
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