Otumfuo Osei Tutu II participating in the clean-up exercise.
Hon. Samuel Pyne in a chat with Otumfuo on how the KMA is managing waste in Kumasi.


His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, and Hon. Samuel Pyne, Mayor of Kumasi have graced a historic clean up exercise in Kumasi.

The trio, were joined by about 20 paramount chiefs and other chieftains of the Golden Kingdom on Saturday March 30, 2024, to keep the City of Kumasi clean as part of activities to mark the Silver Jubilee of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

A source at the Manhyia Palace has hinted that, Saturday’s clean up exercise is very unusual and special.

At exactly 6:00am on the day, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly's (KMA)Environmental Health Department, and Waste Management Unit together with the Manhyia Palace ensured that all was set for waste cleaning and waste collection exercise in Kumasi. It started from 6am to 12pm, as planned.

Right from the Manhyia Palace where the exercise began, the Custodian of the Golden Stool, Ashanti Regional Minister, Mayor of Kumasi, chiefs and regional heads of security agencies drove from the Palace through Airport Roundabout thence to Tafo, for inspection of the clean-up exercise.


At Bantama where the Otumfuo Osei Tutu had a tete-a-tete with Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, but publicly commended him (Bantamahene) and his subjects for pouring out in their number to participate in the clean-up exercise. 

Adum, the Central Business District of Kumasi, was the next stop for Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his inspection team.