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Photos And Videos: 2000-Capacity Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall Commissioned

Photos And Videos: 2000-Capacity Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall Commissioned

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall
The grand and blend of tradition with modernity, the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall, has been officially opened at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on April 15, 2024, was graced by dignitaries such as Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Lady Julia Osei Tutu, Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah, Brigadier General Michael Opoku from Central Command, and other esteemed guests including ACP Frank Abrokwa, MP Hon Mansa Ndia, Bice Obour Osei-Kuffour of Ghana Post Company Limited, clergy, and traditional leaders.

The consecration of the hall was a collaborative effort led by Archbishop Rt Rev Gabriel Justice Ankokye of the Catholic Church in Kumasi and Archbishop Rt Rev Oscar Christian Amoah of the Anglican Church in Kumasi.

Lady Julia cuts ribbon
Lady Julia cuts ribbon
The naming ceremony of the building was led by Juabenhene Nana Otuo Serebuo II, followed by the official opening conducted by Her Royal Highness Lady Julia.

This facility encompasses a cocktail lounge, offices, a fully air-conditioned and acoustically designed hall with a 2000-person capacity, approximately 60 washrooms, ample parking space, and a modern kitchen.

Addressing the audience, Juabenhene highlighted that while the building is contemporary, it was designed to reflect a traditional home ambiance, complete with a welcoming hallway featuring a water pot for guests to quench their thirst.

“In a similar fashion, we have a cocktail lounge with a capacity of 400 people where visitors can refresh themselves with water, other drinks and food. The hallway surrounds the main hall and also leads to a conference hall with a capacity of 40. Meanwhile, the main hall is the same as the Great Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) fitted with central air-conditioning.”

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The facility is also unified with a 150-capacity car park and a compound.

Anyone who makes his/her way into the building will be welcomed by a wall with intricate detailing of traditional designs. On the wall include a three-dimensioned replica of the Golden Stool, a man playing the talking drum and the various Adinkra symbols.

Purpose
The building, Nana Juabenhene noted, will host private Asanteman meetings, get-togethers, symposiums, cultural performances, and other events.

Naming
Delving into the inspiration behind the name of the building, Juabenhene said it is meant to immortalize the legacy of the King in the next generations.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall

“The construction of the building was done inconspicuously. His Majesty informed me about it when I was elected to chair the 25th Anniversary Planning Committee and brought me here to see it. I later met the members of the Committee to jaw-jaw to request that it be named after him. This will be a remarkable legacy to his name forever. This is one of the many things His Majesty has done and the next generations will come to meet the building with his name and the fact that it is taking place during his Silver Jubilee.”

Juabenhene noted that Otumfuo was entitled per tradition to mobilize funds for the construction of the edifice from all traditional authorities in his realm; however, he saved them the burden by taking full responsibility. This, he said, beholden traditional authorities to Otumfuo.

“Just as JF Kennedy said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country’, what traditional authorities can do to thank Otumfuo is to follow his footsteps by initiating projects that benefit their communities and towns to leave for themselves legacies.”

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