President Akufo-Addo receives Otumfuo’s commemorative coin
President Akufo-Addo has received his copy of The Otumfuo commemorative coin from executives of E ON 3 Group, the organization that led the initiative to seek authorisation from the Bank of Ghana for the minting of the gold coin to celebrate Otumfuo.
The Bank of Ghana gave authorization for E ON 3 Group to mint 24-carrat commemorative gold coins to celebrate the Asantehene for his tremendous contribution to peace building in Ghana and beyond.
The 24-carrat gold coin minted in Ghana by Gold Coast Refinery, weighs about 31.104 grams with a diameter of 37 millimetres.
Presenting the gold coin to President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House today the 27 January 2022, Jesse Agyepong, lead consultant for E ON 3 Group said his royal majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene on 29 December 2019 received the pillar of peace award at the Africa Premiere Leadership award in recognition for his role in the conflict resolution over the Dagbon chieftaincy issues.
The resolution according to Mr Agyepong, travelled several Ghanaian Presidents starting from President John Kufour, through the time of President John Evans Atta Mills, John Dramani Mahama and finally, securing the resolution during the time of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Otumfuo’s pursuit and love for peace goes beyond the Dagbon issue, including settlement of stools and chieftaincy disputes in Asanteman, and facilitation and mediation of difficult political transitions”.
These and other endeavours of Otumfuo are the reasons why Jesse Agyepong, believes the Bank of Ghana unreservedly gave E ON 3 authorization to mint the gold coin to celebrate His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
President Akufo-Addo after receiving the commemorative gold coin stated that “it is a notorious fact” that the contribution of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, to the peace and security of Ghana is “outstanding” and that “it is appropriate that he should be so honoured”.
“I am grateful for the courtesy of your visit and the gift that you have given me. I appreciate it very much”.
“I am hoping that developments like this become normal and customary in the development of our nation” President Akufo-Addo said.
One side of the gold coin bears the portrait of the Asantehene in the centre, flanked by with some Adinkra’ symbols. The images symbolise broking peace, harmony and reconciliation.
The other side bears the image of the Golden Stool, Sikadwa Kofi, which is the highest symbol of peace in the Ashanti Kingdom.