A durbar has been held at Manhyia in the Ashanti Region in honour of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall who paid a visit to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu as part of their Royal visit to Ghana, Sunday.
It was day three of the visit which took the Royal couple to Manhyia to pay their respects to the Ashanti King and to solidify a long-lasting relationship between the two monarchies- the House of Windsor and the Golden Stool.
Culture, power and rich traditions were on exhibition as the Asantehene sat in state to receive his guests in splendor.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla took turns to share pleasantries with the Ashanti King.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II recalled when Prince Charles visited the Ashanti Kingdom some 40 years and reiterated the cordial relations which have existed between the British and the Asante monarchs for years.
The Ashanti King called on the British government to help Ghana fight the war of poverty, illiteracy, and disease.
“I dare say that Britain can no longer walk away from the challenge of economic development of Ghana. To make sense of our history and the bonds that tie us together you must have the courage to invest in the growth of country even more so now when you have Brexit dangling in front of us,” he said.
“…Behind all the drumming and dancing this nation is at war with our brains. It is a war against poverty, illiteracy, and disease. It is a war we must win and we want you and our friends to be on our side through your investment,” he said.
Prince Charles on his part was excited about the visit and applauded the exquisite durbar held in their honour.
He came bearing gifts to the Ashanti King.