A Rallying Cry for Cleanliness as Kumasi Prepares for Asantehene's 150th Anniversary Commemoration
As Kumasi gears up for the 150th anniversary celebration of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, residents are being urged to keep the city clean. The call comes in anticipation of the Asantehene's commemoration event, which is expected to draw local dignitaries and international visitors.
Julius Caesar Amoah, Vice Chairman of the Kumasi Sofoline Super Branch of the Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union, is leading this charge. With a deep commitment to his city's cleanliness, Amoah also served as a Tourist Ambassador for two years.
A Call to Action for Taxi Drivers
Amoah advises taxi drivers to take the lead in educating passengers about the importance of maintaining a clean city. He encourages them to dress professionally, hoping this will boost tourist visits.
Traders and Market Areas
Traders are not exempt from Amoah's call to action. He urges them to keep market areas clean, contributing to the city's overall cleanliness.
A Symbolic Return of Looted Treasures
The anniversary celebration holds even greater significance with Ghana securing a six-year loan agreement for the return of gold and silver treasures looted from the Ashanti Kingdom during colonial wars. These treasures will be showcased at the Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi, offering Ghanaians a rare glimpse of cultural artifacts absent from their homeland for 150 years.
The return of these treasures symbolizes a reconciliation and acknowledgment of historical injustices, marking a significant moment in Ghana's history. Among the 32 items returning are an Asante gold ring, a sword of state, and a gold lute harp.
As Kumasi prepares for this historic celebration, the call for cleanliness echoes through the city's streets, a testament to its residents' pride and commitment to preserving their rich cultural heritage.
Amoah emphasized, "Our city's cleanliness reflects our respect for our culture and history. Let's all do our part to make Kumasi shine for this significant event."
The 150th anniversary celebration of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is more than a commemoration; it's a chance for Kumasi residents to honor their past, celebrate their present, and look forward to a future where their culture and heritage are preserved and respected.
Today's date: 2024-02-13