In a meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II urged the President to be transparent with Ghanaians regarding the current economic crisis the country is facing. The meeting took place at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region.
Otumfuo expressed his concern about the economic crisis’s impact on Ghana’s people, particularly the youth. He emphasized that transparency and open communication are crucial for building trust and confidence in the government.
He also suggested that the government engage with stakeholders and seek their input and feedback on addressing the country’s economic challenges. Otumfuo noted that this approach would help to build consensus and enable the government to implement effective policies and programs.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo thanked Otumfuo for his advice and pledged to work closely with him and other traditional leaders to address the economic crisis. He also assured Ghanaians that his government is committed to implementing policies that will create jobs and promote economic growth.
The meeting between the Asantehene and the President is significant because the Asantehene is a highly respected traditional leader in Ghana with a substantial influence on the country’s political and social affairs. The government and the people of Ghana highly value his advice and input.