Today is Akwasidae and it also marks the 17th Anniversary of Asantehene Otumfour Osei tutu II enstoolment. Manhyia has decided to celebrate it with a Special Mass amongst others. This is the statement that the Palace released to that effect earlier this week.
This is the throw back to 1999 when Beema Kwaku Dua was enstooled. Descriptions were by Sankofa Asante
Bantamahene Baafuo Awuah introducing then Beema Kwaku Dua to Kumaseman as the new Kumasehene and de facto Asantehene. Obrempon Akyena Kwagyan Nuama, Asuonwunhene (Otumfuo Kontihene Mensa), is second to the left of Nana Bantamahene, Otumfuo Kontihene.
Beema Kwaku Dua swears oath of allegiance (using the name Osei Tutu Ababio) to Kumaseman as Kumasehene.