Otumfuo draws biggest Emancipation procession in Trinidad and Tobago; Asante culture in full display

Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, celebrated what the people said is the most historical Emancipation procession in the history of the country.

This was when Asante culture combined with the cultures ofTrinidad and Tobago to provide a magnificent mix that enlivened the ceremony. The beauty and splendour of the celebration was spiced by the presence of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is the Guest of Honour for the Emancipation celebrations.

The King was seated close to the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley at the celebrations grounds on the Brian Lara Promenade, just outside of the Treasury Building in the capital. Commentators said nothing like that has happened in the history of the Emancipation Day celebrations

Long lost family
In a speech, the Prime Minister said the celebration was a “welcome to our long lost family “ in reference to the Asantehene and his delegation .

“I speak about lost because many Africans were forced to this part of the world with the vast Atlantic Ocean separating us,” he said.

He added: “Today is significant to our citizens of African descent and particularly to the younger generation many of whom are witnessing for the first time, the stature and majesty of African royalty in our midst.”

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