The leadership of Kumasi Youth Association (KuYA) has cautioned political parties, especially the two major parties(NPP, NDC) to abandon any plan to welcome the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu in their party colours as the mornach arrives in Kumasi tomorrow after his historic UN engagement.
A Statement issued by the Youth Association said it intercepted a directive from some political parties in Ghana of their intention to meet Opemsuo Otumfuo Osei TuTu II in their party colors and symbols on the said day at the Kumasi Airport.
But the group has served notice that:”Firstly, Otumfuo and the Manhyia Palace does not engage in partisan politics, and would therefore like to be met with Asanteman colors and symbols not people in their party colors. His presence at the podium of UN represented the Asante Kingdom, Ghana and Africa in general, and should be welcomed as such. This historic day shun all political activities and deem it to be a purely cultural display day.
It added:” this directive would be an unhealthy manner of welcoming the King. Considering the political heat in Ghana currently, the meeting of these political parties on a special occasion like this with party colors is highly discouraged. KuYA backed by Nananom want to state emphatically that this directive is not welcomed and should be put to a halt.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is expected to arrive in Kumasi on Tuesday 24th September,2019, at 3pm from the USA after his Historic UN address on high level Forum on the culture of Peace with the theme”20th Anniversary Of culture of peace:Empowering and Transforming Humanity.