Grand durbar climaxes Otumfuo’s 15th anniversary

A colourful grand durbar of chiefs and people of the Ashanti Kingdom has begun at the Kumasi Sports Stadium to climax a two-month celebration of the 15th anniversary of the coronation of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

All paramount chiefs and other sub chiefs as well as their elders dressed in pure kente and under colourful umbrellas are in attendances.

Present to grace the occasion are President John Dramani Mahama, former presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Otumfuo who is the only King in Ashanti carried in a palanquin was paraded through some principal streets and arrived at the stadium at exactly 12.15pm, as with all the dignitaries already seated.

President Mahama and his predecessors have already greeted the Otumfuo, followed by members of the diplomatic corps.

They were also followed by ministers of state in government and those who served in the Kufuor administration.

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