All set for Otumfuo’s 20th anniversary

All is set for Akwasidaekese tomorrow, April 21, which marks the 20th anniversary of Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The event will be a high point of the anniversary and thousands of indigenous and well-wishers from across the world, are expected to be at the Manhyia Palace to witness the spectacle.

President Akufo-Addo and other top dignitaries are all expected to grace the occasion.

The programme is expected to begin at 12: pm but chiefs attending the ceremony will sit before the celebrant, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, arrives.

The King, in all his royalty and elegance, will ride in a palanquin from the Palace to Dwabrem amidst the firing of muskets

Opportunity will be given to the chiefs and invited guests to pay homage to the Asantehene who will sit in state.

About Akwasidae

According to the Asante calendar, the Akwasidae is celebrated nine times in a 40-day interval in a year.

However, the Akwasidaekese is marked every five years per the calendar.

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