All roads lead to the Garden City of Kumasi ahead of the 20th Anniversary Royal Dinner event hosted by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Friday at the Manhyia Palace.
Asante’s the world over have been thronging Manhyia Palace to pay homage to the Asantehene who is marking his 20th year ascending the Golden Stool.
Part of activities marking the celebration is the Executive Dinner comes off on Friday and will be aired exclusively on DStv and GOtv across Africa.
Cecil Sunkwa Mills, Managing Director of MultiChoice Ghana announcing this broadcast arrangement congratulated the Asantehene on his anniversary wishing him long life, health and grace.
“We are excited to be able to bring this historic event live into the homes of our customers across Africa on DStv and GOtv. The rich culture of the Asante Empire will make interesting content for the Ghana Events channel on DStv and GOtv,” he added.
He explained that the “channel is positioned to showcase the rich Ghanaian culture, art and music.”
Mr Sunkwa Mills stated that the exposure achieved by such events is expected not only to satisfy the tastes of our Ghanaian customers but to heighten the attractiveness of the country as a worthy tourist destination on the continent.
The Asante empire is a pre-colonial West African state that emerged in the 17th century in what is now Ghana.
The Asantehene organized the Asante union, an alliance of Akan-speaking people who are loyal to his central authority and made Kumasi the capital of the new empire which grew to beyond the borders of the now Ghana.
The current Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is a direct descendant of this royal dynasty.
The Executive Ball at Manhyia is expected to host the crème de la crème of Ghanaian royalty, members of the diplomatic corps, legislature, executive, judiciary, business leaders and a cross-section of Ghanaian public on Friday.