Rare video of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II taking his oath of office in 1999 surfaces

Rare video of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II taking his oath of office in 1999 surfaces

On social media, a rare historic video of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II taking the oath of office in 1999 has surfaced.

Rare video of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II taking his oath of office in 1999 surfaces

He was enstooled as the overlord of the Asante Kingdom on April 26, 1999, becoming the 16th Asantehene. He was born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah on May 6, 1950.

On April 26, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II celebrated 22 years of rule over the people of Asanteman.

Osei Tutu II takes his oath of office in front of his people in rare historic videos posted online.

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Osei Tutu II is the 16th Asantehene, and his name, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is a direct descendant of Otumfuo Osei Tutu I, the founder of the Ashanti Empire in the 17th century.

He is also the Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana, and the United Grand Lodge of England’s Sword Bearer.

He worked as a senior consultant at the Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in Toronto, Canada, from 1981 to 1985.

In 1985, he returned to London and joined the HPCC Stonebridge Bus Garage Project in the London Borough of Brent as a personnel officer.

He then founded Primoda Financial Services Limited, a mortgage loan company on Kilburn High Road in North West London.

In 1989, he returned to Ghana to start Transpomech International (Ghana) Limited, a transportation company.

In the Asante territories (Ashanti Region and other parts of Ghana), the Asantehene is held in high esteem and is always considered as the first among equals among Ghana’s traditional rulers.

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Osei Tutu has regularly remarked on Ghanaian politicians’ efforts.

When some of the Ashanti crown jewels were reportedly looted from an Oslo hotel in October 2012, while he was attending a conference in the Norwegian capital, he attracted international media coverage.

On a brief visit to the United Kingdom in August 2019, he celebrated the Akwasidae with the Ghanaian community there.

Paapa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, was among the dignitaries in attendance.

He was the first one to win the ‘Pillar of Peace Award’ in February 2020.

This was in honor of the almost two-decade work he put into bringing peace to the kingdom of Dagbon.