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Akufo-Addo to unveil commemorative stamp honoring Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on May 4

The commemorative stamp aims to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reign of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II The commemorative stamp aims to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reign of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will officially unveil a special commemorative stamp on May 4, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the revered Asantehene.

This prestigious ceremony will take place in Kumasi, at the Manhyia Palace, marking a quarter of a century of visionary leadership and profound influence on both the Ashanti Kingdom and the nation at large.

Ghana Post, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, has created the stamp to honor the enduring legacy of the Asantehene and their significant contributions to national development, peace and cultural preservation. The event promises to bring together dignitaries from various sectors including government officials, traditional leaders and citizens from across the country to witness this historic moment.

Last Thursday, in a preparatory move for the upcoming event, a Ghana Post delegation led by Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, met the President in a closed-door discussion.

The delegation included key figures such as Mr. Bice Osei Kuffour, Director General of Ghana Post, Mr. George Afedzi Hayford, Chairman of the Board, and board members, Mr. Fred Akuffo Gyimah and Mr. Yiadom Boakye Kesse. The meeting focused on finalizing the details of the ceremony and deepening discussions on how to enhance the role of Ghana Post in national development.

The President’s participation highlights the national importance of this event and underlines the government’s commitment to honoring Ghana’s cultural icons. This stamp is intended to serve as a symbol of unity and pride, capturing the essence of Ghanaian identity.

“The unveiling of the Otumfour commemorative stamp is not only a celebration of His Majesty’s 25 years on the Golden Stool, but also a reflection of our rich heritage and the significant progress we have made as a country under his moral and progressive leadership,” stated the Minister of Communications during a press conference at the Ministry headquarters.

The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Silver Jubilee Committee, responsible for organizing the anniversary celebrations, expressed its gratitude for the participation of the President.

“For the president to personally reveal the seal is a testament to the national importance of this anniversary. It also reinforces the link between the State and the traditional leadership of our country,” a committee spokesperson said.

The May 4 ceremony will include cultural performances, speeches and a display of Ashanti heritage, providing a platform for national reflection on the contributions of traditional leadership to the development of Ghana.

The event will be a mix of solemnity and celebration, reflecting the deep respect and admiration that the people of Ghana have for their history and their leaders.