Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, made a historic visit to Kyebi, the traditional capital of Akyem Abuakwa. Moreover, this came about at the invitation of the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu was a Special Guest of Honour at the 75th Anniversary of the death of a former Okyenhene, Nana Sir Ofori Atta. Nana Ofori Atta is the source of transformation for Akyem Abuakwa.
Furthermore, this visit is one for the history books. This is because the last an Asante king went to Kyebi he died. That incident occurred over 300 years ago. Also, the Asantes and Akyems were once bitter rivals following ancestral wars fought between their forefathers in colonial Ghana. That day in 1717 was Opemsuo Osei Tutu’s last as his dreaded army, victorious in dismantling the Denkyira empire, was halted in their tracks before returning to Kumasi.