The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has given authorisation to Gold Coast Refinery Limited to mint dedicatory gold coins to celebrate the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his exceptional commitment to the peace, strength and advancement of his country Ghana in the course of recent years.
This is the first time non-circling dedicatory coins intended to celebrate and respect individuals, places, occasions and establishments are being given in the country.
The gold coins was issued at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Sunday December 12 to concur with the festival of the last Akwasidae of the year, with proceeds from the closeout of the coins being used to build up a multi-purpose Cultural Resource Center in Kumasi to elevate activities identified with conventional and customary compromise in the country.
The Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) worked together with an Accra-based Ghanaian business arrangements supplier, the E ON 3 Group, to launch the gold coins.
About The Coins:
Portrayed by the coordinators as cherished gatherers’ articles, the coins are of 99.99 percent assay at 24 carat fine gold, with a measurement of 37mm and weight of 31.104 grams each.
The face of the gold coins bears the picture of the Asantehene, with the Adinkra images ‘Bi Nka Bi’ and ‘Mpatapo’, which represent harmony, concordance and compromise.
The back also bears a picture of the Golden Stool (Sika Dwa).
Access Bank is the official banking partner of the launch of the gold coins, while Coronation Insurance Company Limited is the official insurance agency, with different organizations, including the KGL Group, as co-sponsors.
The pith of this significant launch is to recognize Otumfuo for his gigantic role in assisting with growing the wildernesses of customary administration beyond Ghana and the African continent, an advancement that has raised the chieftaincy organization to a lot higher platform and guided it into innovation.
In the mean time, an assay certificate would be given to help buyers who should convey the coins outside the country to do as such with practically no hitches.
Since he acquiesced the Golden Stool in 1999, Otumfuo Osei Tutu has sought after conflict prevention and goal with uncommon artfulness.
Aside from the various chieftaincy, land and family questions that he had settled in Asanteman, he has additionally expanded his adventures into different regions, working with other people from the Committee of Eminent Chiefs to splash the fire of contention in the Dagbon Traditional Area in the Northern Region.
Once more, in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, the Otumfuo, responding to a request from the National Peace Council, committed the presidential candidates to sign a peace accord, the famous ‘Kumasi Declaration’.
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