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Photos and details from Otumfuor’s 73rd Birthday in Mayfair, London

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otumfuor's 73rd Birthday in Mayfair, London

Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II and his entourage had everything figured out after the King Charles Coronation on Saturday 6th May, 2023.

Coincidentally May 6th is the birthday of the Otumfuor.

Together, with his wife Lady Julia, were part of distinguished guests around the world who were invited to witness the coronation of King Charles the 3rd at the Westminster Abbey in London.

Nana and his crew had a grandeur plan to party hard after the church service and the luncheon that followed. On a lighter note, Otumfuor is a pure Asante man and the small tea and sandwiches which is quintessential to British parties won’t do him any justice 😂

As the whole pomp and pageantry of the coronation simmered down. The heat had picked up at the plush Claridges Hotel in London, Mayfair. Where a birthday dinner party was hosted in honour of the Otumfuor to mark his 73rd birthday.

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Trust yours truly SociaLyte Gh to bring you the juicy tea of what happened in London.

The dinner had in attendance a high powered delegation drawn from the political class, royalty and the elite society from Ghana and London.

Below are photos of the high octave party.

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Nana wo nkwa so 🙏🏾
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God bless our King 👑
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Nana Atta Poku, leads with prayers.
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Arrival of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
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Former President Kufuor in all cheers at the party
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Wife of Otumfuor, Lady Julia.
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President Akufo-Addo wishing Nana well.
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Guests paying homage to Otumfuor.
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The 1st Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo greets fmr. President Kufuor.
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The president saying hello to his former boss.
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Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim and Wife.
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Oyokohene Nana Agyekum Kusi 11, Mrs. Georgina Kusi and Nana Attah Poku.
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Oheneyere Mrs. Georgina Yaa Adepa Kusi
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RT. Hon. Paul Boateng with the royal couple.
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Brother of the President Mr. Edward (Bumpty) Akufo-Addo.
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Founder of Fidelity Bank, Mr. Edward Effah
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Mr & Mrs. Asare Okyere Darko.
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Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor.
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Oswald Boateng & Guests.
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Chief Kufuor with guest.
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Mr &Mrs Asante
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Asante royals who are resident in the UK
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Beautiful people
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His excellency Nana Akufo-Addo proposing the toast 🥂
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Nana and wife hit the dance floor.
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Boogie down
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Otumfuor cuts his cake.
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The royal cake.

Photo credi: Nana Attah Poku

By Nana Kwesi Acquaye 

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Africa Games Armwrestling: Golden Arms to grab Golden Gold for Ghana, receives boost from NHIS, HD+, KOFATA and others.

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The National Armwrestling team, Golden Arms has set an ambitious target of securing a third of Ghana’s total medal haul at the forthcoming Africa Games scheduled for March 08 to 23,2024.

Coming into the Games for the first time, the Golden Arms are poised and ready to make history again in order to add up to Ghana’s medal haul towards its host and win agenda.

Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) said the team being  in camp since February is unprecedented in their preparation for any major championship thus super ready to deliver at the continental stage on promise.

“We are ready to give the rest of Africa a tough competition as always. We have medals targets for Ghana, my hardworking team has had enough preparations and I am convinced they will show up to put up a good show.”

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Currently in camp at Legon, the Golden Arms have received major boost from the Armwrestling board, development partners National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) through their sports is good health agenda spearheaded by CEO Dr. Oko Boye, SES HD Plus through the Kids Armwrestling future champions program, Kofata Motors, the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) through the federations support, Minister and Ministry of Youth & Sports who ensured Armwrestling is well placed, the Local Organizing Committee and friends, all to get the team thrive at the 13th Africa Games in Accra. The various support directed towards training equipment, medics, team preparation, kitting and other logistical needs.

Mr. Osei Asibey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the team as they go in to conquer the rest of Africa on March 15 and  16, 2024 at the Cedi Hall, University of Ghana.

The Ghana National Armwrestling Team, the Golden Arms having dominated the continent for the past yeare, will hunt for Gold and bring Ghana that glory it deserves.

Source www.ghanaarmwrestling.org

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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis

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In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.