The Ashanti Regional Police Command has announced some security measures it will soon undertake to ensure an incident-free Akwasidae Kese festival celebration.
The Akwasidae Kesse is a festival celebrated by the Ashanti people and this year’s festival will climax the 15th anniversary celebration of the coronation of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye in a press briefing at Kumasi on Thursday, stated that the police in the region are poised to instil stringent measures to ensure the safety of residents.
“Our objective is to ensure peace and order, so people can enjoy the festival in its entirety; because of this, we have made a lot of security arrangements,” he said
DCOP Boakye announced that some major roads in the metropolis will be closed to traffic during the festival saying, “it must be emphasized that because of the number of people who will throng the stadium, it is imperative that some roads are blocked.”
15th anniversary of Otumfuo Osei Tutu
The 15th anniversary of the reign of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II began last month to mark over a decade since the king was enstooled on the Golden stool.
The Manhyia Palace announced a 20-day festival to mark the celebrations. Numerous events in the region have taken place to honor the Asantehene.
He recently celebrated his 64th birthday on Tuesday, 6th May 2014.
The Asantehene is the 16th King of the Ashanti Kingdom. He ascended the Golden Stool on 26 April 1999.
By: Afua Kesewa Akoto/citifmonline.com