The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association(GJA), has on behalf of all media professionals in the region, lauded the King of the Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for the donation of food and other items to the Association.

They have in a reciprocal move, presented to the King with a beautiful gold plated plaque headlined “Journalists Are Forever Grateful To Our King”.

It was meant to show their appreciation to the Otumfuo for the gesture.

Signed by Mr Kingsley E.Hope, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GJA, it reads, “We are emboldened to stay at the frontline of qualitative reporting in COVID-19 because we have a King that cares for our welfare”.

“Your gesture and encouragement assure us of a home at Manhyia to always come have a rest”.

“The GJA and all media practitioners in the Asante Kingdom are forever grateful to our King,Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene”.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu, on April 8, 2020, donated to regional branch of the GJA, items including a number of bagged water and drinks, Manhyia branded hand sanitizers, 10 bags of rice and tubers of yam, in the wake of the fight against COVID-19.

Mr. Emmanuel Osei Sarfo, special Aide to the Asantehene, presented the items to the regional chairman of the GJA, Mr Kingsley E. Hope, at the Manhyia Palace.

The Asante King had earlier put a special team together that had been distributing sanitizers, food items to communities in the region, as well as those close to the Manhyia Palace.

This forms part of the measures by the Asantehene to support the needy in complying with the President’s directive to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Receiving the plaque on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Manhyia Palace on behalf of the Asantehene, Ambassador Nana Effah Apenteng, was full of praise for the GJA for showing such an appreciation to the King’s gesture.

Nana Apenteng, who is a Deputy Chief of Staff of the Manhyia Palace said, “Otumfuo will really appreciate this and will never forget it”.

Present at the event were Mr Ernest Sarhene, Chief of Protocol, Mr Lawrence Akwasi Prempeh, Head of Research, and Mr Emmanuel Osei Sarfo,special Aide to Asantehene, Mr Kofi Adu Domfeh, member, GJA.