24.04.2005 South Africa

Otumfuo leaves South Africa

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Accra, April 25, GNA - Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, is due to arrive home on Monday after a 10-day visit to the Republic of South Africa.
He would be en-route to Sierra Leone where he would address the Business Community and the Ghanaian Community at separate events. The Asantehene has been invited by President Ahmed Teejan Kabba of Sierra Leone as special guest of honour at the country's Independence Day celebrations that falls on April 27.
President Kabba invited Otumfuo Osei Tutu when he attended the Adaekese festival in Kumasi last year.
According to a programme released for his visit, Otumfuo will be flown to Bo, capital of the Southern province, to address the National Council of Paramount Chiefs.
The Asantehene's, who is accompanied by a 25-member delegation, will also visit an ancestral site where the British Governor of the Gold Coast in Sierra Leone confined King Prempeh after his arrest.

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