Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950 is the sixteenth Asantehene

 Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950 is the sixteenth Asantehene
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Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950 is the sixteenth Asantehene, enstooled on 26 April 1999. By call, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the seventeenth-century co-founding father of the Ashanti Empire, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.

 

He is likewise the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana and the Sword Bearer of the United Grand Lodge of England.

 

He was born on the 6th of May 1950 and named Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, the youngest of the five youngsters (three sons andĀ  daughters) of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa (Queen-mother of the Ashanti). His father Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa came from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and changed into the Brehyia Duke of Asante. Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa died on 1 January 2002, in Kumasi, Ashanti.

 

Otumfuo Osei Tutu was named after his paternal grandfather, Ohenenana Kwaku Duah (Nana Agari), Brahyiahene, of Kantinkyiren inside the Atwima district.

 

His siblings consist of Nana Ama Konadu, the 14th Asanteheemaa as well as the overdue Nana Konadu Yiadom III Barima Kwabena Poku, Barima Akwasi Prempeh.

 

When he became about five years old, Otumfuo moved into the royal family of his uncle, Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, the Hiahene, enstooled in 1952, as early preparation for his destiny function.

 

Osei Tutu has six children. His father had other offspring from different marriages, together with Yaw Boateng, Kwaku Duah, Kwabena Agyei-Bohyen, Afua Sarpong, and Ama Agyemang (Kumasi, Ashanti), Fredua Agyeman Prempeh, Nana Kwasi Agyemang Prempeh, and Nana Kwasi Boachie Gyambibi (Kumasi, Ashanti).

 

TheAsantehene Osei Tutu II’s name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the call of the Asante monarch’s paternal grandfather.

 

He had his standard education in Kumasi and in 1964, went on to the Sefwi Wiaso Secondary School in which he acquired his ‘O’ Level become taught via the overdue Omanhene of Sefwi Wiawso, Nana Kwadwo Aduhene II who turned into a cousin of Otumfuo’s parent uncle, Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, Hiahene. He also attended the Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School (OKESS).

 

He studied accountancy studies at the erstwhile Institute of Professional Studies, which is nowadays referred to as the University of Professional Studies in Accra. He then enrolled at the London Meteropolitan University where he earned a degree in Human Resources Management and Public Administration. He was awarded an honorary doctorate, at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre on eleven January 2006.

 

Between 1981 and 1985, he was a senior consultant at the Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in Toronto, Canada.

 

He moved back to London in 1985 and became the Personnel Manager on the Manpower Services Commission of the Brent Council. He then founded his very own mortgage finance corporation, Primoda Financial Services Limited, positioned on Kilburn High Road, North West London.He back to his native Ghana in 1989 to start a transport enterprise, the Transpomech International (Ghana) Limited.

 

The Asantehene is surprisingly respected inside the Asante territories (Ashanti Region and different parts of Ghana) and is regularly seen as the first amongst equals of conventional rulers in Ghana. Osei Tutu has often commented on the paintings of Ghanaian politicians.

 

He acquired worldwide media attention after some of the Ashanti crown jewels were allegedly stolen from an Oslo motel in October 2012 when he was attending a convention inside the Norwegian capital.

 

In August 2019, he celebrated the Akwasidae with the Ghanaian network inside the United Kingdom whilst on a short visit there. Dignitaries at the feature covered Paapa Owusu Ankomah, the Ghana High Commissioner to the UK.

 

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Empire of Asante is living in the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital town of the Ashanti area and the Empire of Asante.

 

John Agyekum Kufuor instituted the Committee of Eminent Chiefs headed by using Osei Tutu II to interfere within the 2002 Dagbon chieftaincy disaster. The committees’ mandate included facilitating negotiation and mediation talks between the Andani and Abudu royal households, and drawing a roadmap for the recuperation of peace within the Kingdom of Dagbon.

 

The committee offered its recommendation to the Government of Ghana on November 21, 2018.The authorities implemented the tips that included the overall performance of the funerals of Mahamadu IV and Yakubu II from December 14, 2018, to January 18, 2019.

 

These were then followed by using the investiture of Bukali II as important regent of the Kingdom of Dagbon. In December 2019, Bukali II paid a courtesy call on Otumfour Osei Tutu at the Manhyia Palace, to express his gratitude for the position the Asante king played inside the peace process.

 

Osei Tutu II 20th-anniversary commemoration passed off at the twenty first of April 2019, on the Dwabirem of the Manhyia Palace. This became the grand durbar of the Akwasidaekese. Dignitaries like Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin the vice chairman of Suriname, and Torgbui Sri, the Awomefia of the Anlo kingdom had been in attendance. Other dignitaries blanketed Diplomats and royals from Namibia, Kuwait, Germany, China, Morocco, Latvia, Botswana, and Palestine.

 

On the 19th of April 2019, there was a sod cutting ceremony to release the construction of a hostel at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The subsequent day the sod changed into cut for some different tasks like the GUSS Sports Complex, Beach Soccer Park, and Hospital Car Park.

 

In June 2019, Osei Tutu II defiledĀ  chiefs for numerous offenses in opposition to the stool. Akyamfou Kwame Akowuah was dethroned for violating the Great Oath of Asanteman. Nana Ahenkro Sei Ababio III also deposed for dismissing directives concerning chieftaincy and land disputes. In April 2018, the Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II become destooled by means of the Asantehene.

 

He became found responsible for misuse of the Great Oath, flouting the monarch’s decrees about land administration, and several different misdeeds. He was later pardoned and reinstated. In 2009 Nana Kofi Agyei Bi III, the leader of Atwimah turned into destooled for the fraudulent sale of land.

 

In 2015, Nana Mensah Bonsu leader of Pakyi Number One became destooled for inciting the children to wreak havoc in the area. In 2002 Osei Tutu destooled Ohenenana Kwaku Duah, the leader of Bonwire for insubordination and a blatant dismissal of customs inside the installation and deposition of his sub-chiefs.

 

In July 2019, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced his devotion to defending the water bodies of the Asante Kingdom. This could involve the planting of two.5 million bushes round Lake Bosomtwe and would cowl 400 hectares. This could be a useful resource in enhancing the surroundings, cushioning climate trade and enhancing environmental cognizance of a number of the groups across the lake.

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