Photos: Otumfuo Osei Tutu II celebrates 69th birthday

Otumfuo, Lady Julia and their children — Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem and Nana Kwame Kyeretwie at Otumfuo's 69th birthday and 20 years on the Golden Stool thanksgiving service.

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II looked radiant in a beautiful Kente cloth as he celebrated his 69th birthday and 20years on the Golden Stool by attending a mass service at St Cyprian’s Anglican Cathedral in Kumasi on Monday.

The King was joined by his wife Lady Julia, son Nana Kwame Kyeretwie and daughter Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem and chiefs from the Asanteman Council.

It was a colorful event as the congregation was clad in various types of white cloth, including kente, and the specially designed cloth to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the throne as Asantehene.

Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion were the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo; Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei Opare, and some members of the diplomatic corps.

Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen; the Ghana Ambassador to Brazil, Prof. Abena Pokuah Busia; the Ghana Ambassador to the United Nations, Mrs Martha Pobi; the Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei Mensah; the Mayor of Kumasi, Mr Antwi Osei Assibey; the Chairman of the Council of State, Nana Otuo Siriboe and Juabenhene, and the Deputy Majority Leader, Ms Adwoa Safo were also in attendance.

The Mass was celebrated by the Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo. He was assisted by a host of priests and pastors from within and outside Kumasi, including the Most Rev. Peter Kwasi Sarpong, Archbishop Emeritus of the Kumasi Archdiocese of the Catholic Church.

Images: Manhyia Palace/Swag of Africa

Source: Kwabena Owusu


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