A New Cultural School To Be Laid out In Kumasi

The Executive Director for the National Commission on Culture, Nana Otuo Owoahene Acheampong has conceived the idea to set up a cultural school at the Kumasi Centre for National Culture.

The school will train and ensure foreigners who come to the country purposely to learn different aspects of the Asante culture and will be named after the sixteenth tenant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

During a visit to the Manhyia Royal residence in Kumasi on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, Nana Otuo said the school will be named– Otumfuo West African Cultural Studies and Resource Centre.

“I had to come here for your counsel, direction and blessings. Kumasi is the birthplace of the idea of the Centre on Culture and so it is high time we collaborate to redevelop the Kumasi Cultural Centre. Foreigners come into the country to learn the traditional dance, drumming, dressing, language and many more. After learning, they go just like that.”

“I aspire to establish a school at the Centre which will be called Otumfuo West African Cultural Studies and Resource Centre. This school will award certification in whatever they learnt.”

Otumfuo directed Nana Owoahene Acheampong to schedule an appointment with his office to talk about how to make the idea a reality and expressed his satisfaction and interest in the concept.

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In the mean time, the Asantehene will also direct the committee in charge of his 25th Anniversary to invite Nana Acheampong for collaborations and planning towards the celebration.

credit: Manhyia Palace

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