Hundreds of Asanteman loyalists, including chiefs and foreign dignitaries have thronged Dwabrem, Manhyia Palace, to celebrate Akwasidaekese to mark 20 years of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s ascension to the throne.

A combined team of police and military conducted strict body checks to avert any unfortunate incidence.

Journalists without accreditation were restricted to the outer perimeter of the event grounds.

Chiefs within the kingdom, which extends from the Ashanti Region to parts of Bono and Volta regions were present.

The colours of the Ashanti Kingdom; green, yellow and black were used to decorate the ceremonial grounds.

Drums of different sizes with different sounds are being beaten to give traditional ambiance to the place.

Dozens of flag-waving youth cheered the king in a palanquin as he  made a majestic entry to Dwabirem at the Manhyia Palace with the display of an immaculate royal dance amidst the playing of fontomfrom drums on Sunday.

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