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Office of Ga Mantse, Ga Traditional Council announces royal visit of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to Ga State

The Office of the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko II, in conjunction with the Ga Traditional Council, has officially announced the forthcoming royal visit of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to the Ga State.

This significant event is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2024, and marks a historic moment in Ghanaian traditional history.

Addressing the media at the Ga Mantse Palace on Thursday, Nii Boye Abbey, a senior member of the Planning Committee for Otumfuo’s Royal Visit, conveyed the importance of the occasion.

"Our friends of the media fraternity, this morning I'm about to convey a news brief to you. We do not have the full components of the house here because today is the lifting on the ban on drumming and noise-making in Ga State, which we call Odadao, so preparations are underway to get that sorted out. But we needed to get this information out also to the media," he stated.

The visit by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is a momentous event aimed at rekindling the strong ties of friendship between the Ga and Ashanti people.

It comes in the wake of the Ga Mantse's active participation in the Asantehene's recent celebration of his 25th anniversary on the throne.

Historically, the Ga and Ashanti peoples have shared extensive interactions, leading to an exchange of cultural practices, traditions, and ideas.

"The Gas and the Ashanti people have had extensive interactions which have led to exchange of cultural practices, traditions, and ideas. Interestingly, the interactions between the Gans and Ashantis over the centuries have culminated in common themes in the areas of governance, inclusiveness, and specific cultural practices, including family structure, traditional dances, structure of the calendar year, taboos, defense mechanism, and historical interactions with other tribes," Nii Boye Abbey highlighted.

These interactions underscore the deep-rooted connections between the two groups, anchored in their shared African heritage.

The upcoming visit hosted by King Tackie Teiko II, promises to celebrate these shared traditions and further solidify the bond between the Ga and Ashanti peoples.

Moreover, the event is set to promote peace and unity ahead of Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2024.

"The meeting between the two gallant royals will also be used to promote peace ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections in December this year," Abbey added.

The Office of the Ga Mantse extends an open invitation to all to witness this grand moment in Ghanaian traditional history.

The event will take place at the forecourt of the Ga Mantse’s palace in Kaneshie, Accra, on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

This royal visit by the Asantehene is not just a ceremonial event but a reaffirmation of the enduring friendship and cultural affinity between the Ga and Ashanti peoples, promising to be a day of celebration, reflection, and a step towards greater unity in Ghana.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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