Over the weekend, the eminent king of the Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, celebrated his 15 years on the throne.
It was a colorful ceremony attended by people from all walks of life, including Presidents, Chiefs, leading members of political parties, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and some ordinary Ghanaians.
Ghanaian culture was on display at the Baba Yara Stadium in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, for once we came out as one people to support the Otumfuo for his contribution to the socio-economic development of this country.
He outlined his achievements in the last 15 years and what he wishes to see happen in Ghana going forward. He asked Ghanaians to eschew the partisan politics that has derailed our development over the years.
We could not agree more with the eminent king; politics has eating deep into our national fiber and is threatening to destroy us, if nothing was
done about it.
We are a nation of talkers and we take delights in blame game; it is the reason we are where we are today.
Otumfour Osei Tutu has said what needs to be said, to get us out of the quagmire we currently find ourselves in, it behooves on all and sundry to
ensure that we achieve the dream of our founding fathers.
It is not as though, we did not know what we need to do or what we should stop doing, if we ever hope to develop, yet because our current situation benefits the politician, they will rather have it continue.
We at The Herald congratulate the Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, for his sterling and exemplary leadership in transforming the Ashanti Region and the country as a whole.
His Educational Endowments Fund to help the needy but brilliant students, as well as rising above partisan politics, are the few good things that could be attributed to the eminent King.
We wish him well and hope that when the time comes to celebrate his twenty years on the throne, the achievements will be more than what he did in 15 years.