Royal feud brought to an end as Asantehene pays a historic visit to the Techimanhene

Royal feud brought to an end as Asantehene pays a historic visit to the Techimanhene

- A long-standing dispute between the two dates back to an incident which was renewed in the year 2010

- The Techimanhene, in 2010, reportedly caused the Tuobodomhene to be captured and assaulted

- The rift between the two factions is traced to an attempt by an Ashanti to keep for himself gold from the Techimanhene meant for the Asantehene

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In what could easily pass as a significant entry into Ghana’s historical books, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II paid a visit to the paramount chief of Techiman, Nana Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, to greet him, and inquire about his well – being.

Royal feud brought to an end as Asantehene pays a historic visit to the Techimanhene

Security personnel escorting the Asantehene's vehicle

Otumfuo made the stop, whilst on his way to the Brong Ahafo regional town of Nkoranza to participate in the funeral rites of the Paramount Chief of Nkoranza Traditional Area, Okatakyie Agyamang Kudom IV.

Gifts were exchanged between the two rulers on behalf of the chiefs and people of the two traditional areas.

History has revealed that this is the first time they have met face – to – face, after a long standing dispute between them which was renewed in 2010.

Royal feud brought to an end as Asantehene pays a historic visit to the Techimanhene

The people of Techiman welcoming the Asantehene's entourage

In that year, the Asantehene threatened to have the Techimanhene arrested and detained whenever he set foot in Kumasi, in retaliation for the kidnap of the Tuobodomhene, Nana Asare Baffuor, who was without warning, captured and molested on the orders of the king of Techiman.

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Otumfuo sounded a call to the government and its agencies to have Nana Akumfi Ameyaw II arrested for that incident, failure of which he would have taken matters into his own hands.

He further promised to show Ghana the strength of the Asante kingdom, if measures were not taken to deal with the situation.

Royal feud brought to an end as Asantehene pays a historic visit to the Techimanhene

A "royal handshake" between the two leaders

Records show that Nana Akumfi Ameyaw IV, without provocation, allegedly engaged ten heavily built persons to kidnap Tuobodomhene, Nana Asare Baffuor.

He was subjected to severe beating and stripped of all his clothes.

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Then root cause of the dispute between the two factions is traced to an alleged act of treachery by one Baafuɔ Pim, who kept for himself gold given to him by Techimanhene for onward submission to the Asantehene.

As a result, Opoku Ware Katakyie launched an attack and defeated the Bono Kingdom of Techiman. Nearly all the lands and property were taken by Asantehene.

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