Wild Cheers Greet Bawumia As He Joins Otumfuo To Mark 150th Anniversary of Sagrenti War

The Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia today visited the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi where the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is holding a durbar of Chiefs to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Sagrenti War between the Asantes and the British Colonial Army.

The commemorative durbar dubbed "Kuntunkuni" and is to commemorate the ravages of the war, had the Asantehene and traditional rulers clad in black attire to reflect the occasion.

Fresh from his impressive delivery of his policies for Ghana in Accra last night, Dr. Bawumia received tumultuous cheers as he arrived at the Manhyia Palace.

Also clad in all-black, Dr. Bawumia and his delegation including his wife Samira were mobbed by enthusiastic admirers who followed him on a procession, chanting his name and giving him adulations.

The durbar was attended by traditional rulers in the Ashanti Kingdom, former President J.A Kufuor, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, diplomats, the British High Commissioner and a representative of the British Museum who presented to Asanteman artefacts which the British took away from the Ashanti Kingdom during the Sagrenti War 150 years ago.

Also part of Dr. Bawumia's delegation to the palace were the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong, Minister for Religious and Chieftaincy, Affarus Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister for Energy Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh and a host of Parliamentarians.