Monday, 17 June

I have your back; Otumfuo to Ga Mantse

Culture
Ga Mantse, Nii Teiko Tackie Tsuru II

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has pledged his unwavering support to the Ga Mantse, Nii Teiko Tackie Tsuru II.

Speaking at a durbar organized in his honor by the Ga State on June 9, 2024, Otumfuo expressed his gratitude for the kindness and genuine love shown to him by the Ga Mantse during his Silver Jubilee Celebration, committing to reciprocating the gesture whenever necessary.

“You joined me during my 25th Anniversary celebrations. You stayed for more than a week and it pleased me a lot. Thank you for that. You showed me genuine love, so I had to come,” Otumfuo said. “I will always have your back whenever there is a need for my assistance,” he added.

As a demonstration of this commitment, Otumfuo donated GHC500,000 to the Ga Education Fund to provide educational assistance to underprivileged Ga students. “I don’t know if you have an education fund, but if you don’t, I establish it with this donation to enable you to support the underprivileged in your realm.”

He also called on all chiefs in the Ga Traditional Council to unite and support the Ga Mantse with their love and loyalty for the benefit of Accra. Otumfuo emphasized the importance of chiefs focusing on human development, stating, “In the olden days, Asante waged war and won territories, but it’s a different story today. Unity and development are what we seek.

The war we wage today is driven towards good moral upbringing and a better future for our children. Our responsibility as traditional leaders is to find better lives for our people.”

The Asantehene also thanked the Ga State for their warm reception. “Thank you and your Council for this warm welcome. I thank all present here. I gave a short notice about my visit to Accra and my plan to visit you.”

Source: Classfmonline.com