The Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, has celebrated his six years anniversary on the Bantama Stool with a call on government to help redeem the image of Kumasi as the Garden City of West Africa.
Baffour Amankwatia appealed to the government appointees in the region to team up with the traditional leaders (Nananom) to restore the lost glory of the Garden City.
He has also expressed worry about the condition of roads in the region, and urged the Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, to work hand in hand with the Roads and Highways Minister, Akwasi Amoako Atta, to give a facelift to roads in the region, especially the regional capital, Kumasi.
The Chief of Banatama made the call when his Akonferehene spoke on his behalf during the Sixth Anniversary celebration at the Bantama Palace.
The anniversary was marked by people from all walks of life coming to pay homage to the Warlord of the Asantes.
Baffour used the occasion to express appreciation to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for giving him the honour to serve Sika Dwa.
He equally thanked his elders for their support since he ascended the throne as the Chief of Banatama.
Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI assured the indigenes of Bantama of his commitment to development and pledged to make the community free of filth and crime.
Dignitaries present to grace the occasion were the Kumasi Mayor, Samuel Pyne, a representative of the Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, in the persons of Joseph Agyemang Dapaah, former Ahafo Ano South West District Chief Executive Joseph Amoah and former Suame New Patriotic Party Chairman Kennedy Atta Marfo.
Dr. Samuel Sarpong, former Ashanti Regional Minister, Kwasi Ofori Agyemang, former Municipal Chief Executive, Obuasi, and executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress.