The palace was full to capacity with all present clad in black traditional clothes.
He succeeds the late Nana Amponsah Antwi II who passed away last year. The new Nkonsontuanohene and also chief of Asuminya near Barekese in the Ashanti Region, known in private life as Dr. Kwaku Oteng Owusu (PhD) , is a formal Student of Prempeh College in Kumasi and continued his studies in Germany and the United Kingdom . He speaks fluent German.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II before the swearing in asked the new chief for loyalty, dedication and honesty from the new Nkonsontuanohene. He said educating the youth of the region and the nation in general was one of his major concern and, therefore, urged Nana Oteng Barima Kusi II to use his ICT skills to transform and promote the development of ICT education in the community.
He added that the late Nkonsontuanohene served the Golden Stool and the Kumasi Traditional Council with dedication, honesty and did justice to all manner of people. After the Krontire and Gyase elders had sought permission from the Asantehene’s linguists for the new Nkonsontuanohene to swear the oath the Asantehene asked them to first advice the new chief.
Shortly after Nana Oteng Barima Kusi II had sworn the oath, there was jubilation among his followers who started sprinkling powder on themselves as a sign of victory as fontonfrom drums throbbed in the background. The new chief was then led to exchange greetings with the Asantehehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and other chiefs from the various kontire. He was then was carried in a palanquin and paraded through the streets from Manhyia to Ashanti New town.