Asanteman Council urges public not to politicise 25th anniversary of Asantehene

    The Asanteman Council has placed a ban on all political activities at the seat of the Asantehene during the climax of its 25th anniversary.

    Political figures have been warned not to show up with any political attire or symbol.

    Chairman of the planning committee, Nana Otuo Siriboe disclosed this during the launch of the 25th anniversary of Asantehene on the Golden Stool.

    Nana Otuo Siriboe addressing journalists in Kumasi

    He called on all to join hands to make the anniversary a successful one.

    He appealed to politicians to desist from politicising the anniversary.

    “We know we are in an election year. In as much as we want everyone to join the anniversary celebration, we are cautioning people to desist from wearing political party paraphernalia during the event. We don’t want anyone to take undue advantage to create an unnecessary tension during the event”, he stated.

    He also debunked media reports that the Palace will ban funeral activities.

    “Funeral rites would not be banned throughout the event” he said.

    On 26th February 2024, there will be a symposium on Sir Garnet Wolseley war (“Sargrenti” war) and book launch at KNUST Great Hall.

    Kuntunkuni durbar will be held to mark the 150th anniversary of Sir Garnet Wolseley war on 8th February 2024.

    Nana Otuo Siriboe who is also the Paramount Chief of Juaben, said there will be a commissioning of new Manhyia auditorium and conferment of Honorary doctorate Degree by the University of Cape Coast on the Asantehene in March.

    Other activities include; commencement of Clean- Up Exercise in Asanteman on 30th March, 2024, Otumfuo day on 21st April, 2024 among others.

    The grand durbar will be held on 12th May, 2024 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

    By Benjamin Aidoo

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