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Otumfuo, Okyenhene Thrill Nana

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THE GOOD works of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amotia Ofori Panin, towards Ghana’s growth, have been recognized.

President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo has commended the two monarchs for their invaluable contributions, which has led to massive progress in the country.

According to him, traditional leaders in the country have constantly played vital roles, which had helped the country to attain its present state.

President Akufo-Addo also said his government would continue to recognize traditional leaders as key development players to expedite national growth.

He was speaking during a royal dinner at the Manhyia Palace, which was put together by the Asantehene to honour some deserving golfers.

The golfers had taken part in the 2nd Head of State Invitational Golf Tournament, held at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi on Saturday morning.

Osagyefuo Amotia Ofori Panin, the Okyenhene, lauded government for introducing the free Senior High School (SHS) programme.

According to him, the policy is good as it would enable Ghanaian children to be properly educated so that they could climb the academic ladder.

The Okyenhene insisted that if Ghana really wants to achieve its ‘Ghana beyond aid’ target, then the country’s youth ought to be properly educated.

He stated that traditional leaders in the country are poised to partner government to move the country forward from poverty and hopelessness.

He said the days when chiefs only moved about with their traditional titles are over, noting that traditional leaders are not key agents for development.

The Asantehene, who hosted the event, which was full of fun, surprisingly, did not give an address at the historic function.

The Council of State Chairman, the Juabenhene, Daasebre Otuo Serebuo, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries were present.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa

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