A ‘Special Akwasidae’ Festival is being held today in honour of Otumfuo’s 17 years on the Golden stool.
The ‘Special Akwasidae’ Festival, being organized by the Manhyia Palace, will kick start series of others events planned to mark Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s 17 years reign on the Golden Stool.
The event will see Otumfuo sit in state to receive guests from all parts of the world. Administrative hands at the Palace say the occasion will be used to display the rich cultural heritage of the Ashanti people.
Among the dignitaries to grace today’s event are corporate and political institutions including President John Mahama.
Today’s event will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service at the St. Cyprian Anglican Cathedral on Tuesday.
The Akwasidae Festival is celebrated every 42 days.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the youngest son of Asantehemaa Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem II who ascended to the throne as Monarch on April 26, 1999.