President of the Okasa Heyeli Association in the Ga Municipal, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Professor Nii Odartei Mills has opined that the successful reconciliation between Okyenhene Osagyefo Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin and Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II will boost economic activities between the two states.
According to Prof. Mills, the standard of living of the people of Akyem and Asanteman will consequently take a turn should they take advantage of their unity and venture into areas of economic gains.
‘It [Akyem, Asanteman unity] will help promote trade and also help eliminate poverty and even ignorance to certain things once their unity to genuine’.
Prof. Mills further indicated that the improvement in the standard of living, which stands as a highly probable change, remains one of the many positive developments the people should await.
‘It will lead to so many other developments in various aspects. Once they see their chiefs who are their leaders showing respect and loyalty to each other, they will also emulate. And I believe there will be no limit to the developments that will come after’.
He made these comments on Radio Univers’ news analysis program Behind the Headlines.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II earlier last week paid a historic visit to the Eastern Region monarchy as the Special Guest of Honour at the 75th anniversary to commemorate the death of former Okyenhene, Nana Sir Ofori Atta, who is credited with the transformation of Akyem Abuakwa.
The visit is considered to be an attempt to seal the cordial relationship between the Manhyia Palace and the Ofori Panin Fie.
According to historians, the rivalvry between the Asante and the Akyems can be traced as far back as 1742 when the Ashanti waged war against the Akyem.
By: Phebe Yayra Tibu/universnewsroom.com