If Otumfuo can fund the Jubilee Hall project alone then gov’t has failed its citizens – Arnold

Gov’t has failed its citizens if Otumfuo can fund the Jubilee Hall project alone – Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo

Renowned entertainment commentator, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, has lauded the initiative of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in the construction of the state-of-the-art Jubilee Hall in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Asamoah-Baidoo praised the monarch for independently financing such a grand project, pointing out a significant disparity in the government’s provision of essential infrastructure for its citizens.

During an interview on the United Showbiz program aired on UTV and monitored by GhanaWeb, Asamoah-Baidoo questioned why the government has failed to embark on similar ventures that would not only showcase the nation’s cultural heritage but also stimulate economic growth.

He emphasized the importance of recognizing Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s contributions, highlighting the economic potential that the cultural exhibits and artefacts housed within the Jubilee Hall hold for the community.

The entertainment commentator further commended the Asantehene’s forward-thinking approach and called for more initiatives like the Jubilee Hall to promote national heritage and prosperity.

The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Jubilee Hall, commissioned by the Asantehene on Monday, April 15, 2024, boasts a 400-capacity cocktail lounge, a 2000-capacity fully air-conditioned hall, offices, about 60 washrooms, a parking lot, and a modern kitchen. The interior of the hall features intricate traditional designs, including replicas of the Golden Stool, a man playing the talking drum, and various Adinkra symbols.

Juabenhene, Nana Otu Siriboe II, revealed that the hall will host private Asanteman meetings, cultural performances, symposiums, and other events. He underscored that the hall was named after the Asantehene to immortalize his legacy for future generations.

Despite the possibility of relying on his sub-chiefs for funding, the Asantehene decided to finance the project entirely himself, showcasing his commitment to the development of the Ashanti Kingdom.


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