The Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin at the invitation of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will be attending the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 3rd Anglo-Asante war also known as the Sagrenti War at Manhyia, Kumasi.
In accepting to honour the invitation, the Rt. Hon. Speaker expressed his appreciation to Asantehene and noted that it would be a delight to witness the regalia and the many cherished items the British took away during the Sagrenti war.
He used the opportunity to narrate how important “Sagrenti” war which was coined by Sir Garnet Wolsely meant to the Ashanti Kingdom. He was also in agreement with the assertion that the Ashanti Kingdom and for that matter Ghana, must use negotiations to get back all the items the British took during the war because they had already admitted that it was stolen from the palace.
He proposed to the delegation to deliberately organise similar programmes to teach the youth about the history of the Ashanti kingdom to break the level of inferiority complex in the youth and how they can explore opportunities in other African countries and beyond.