The Asante King speaks at the College of Memphis

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, the Asante King, opened his speech Thursday afternoon to a group at the University of Memphis by speaking about the worth of instruction. 

“It has been a policy, wherever our leaders have taken us, to seek to engage the youth in the educational program,” the king reported. “Not only as a reflection of the priority we have put in training, but also simply because of our recognition that generating understanding in the youth is the surest way to be certain the potential of the world.”

The speech, titled  “Contemporary Challenges in United States and Africa Relations,” was a section of the Memphis in May well Intercontinental Competition, a week-extended sequence of plans to learn about the festival’s “honored country,” which is Ghana this calendar year. Memphis in Could 1st picked Ghana as the honored region in 2020, but the pandemic upended the city’s signature pageant and gatherings. Organizers made the decision to honor Ghana this yr with nationwide and local COVID-19 limits largely gone.