A group calling itself the Asante Professionals Club has expressed disgust at an alleged criticism by the overseer of Lighthouse Chapel, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
According to the group, the alleged questioning of Otumfuo’s developmental success by Bishop Heyward-Mills was preposterous.
They also added that the Asantehene has provided educational assistance to hundreds of thousands of young Ghanaians to become the doctors, engineers, and other technical experts the country desperately needs.
“In particular, under Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, over 600,000 students have benefitted from full scholarships and financial support through the Otumfuo Education Fund.
Additionally, close to one (1) million desks and another one (1) million school materials have been distributed to students across the country.
According to the group, “What is interesting to note is that the beneficiaries of all of these social interventions are not limited to Asantes but drawn from all the ethnic groups across the country”, the statement read in parts.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has, however, apologized by explaining that the offensive sermon was preached 20 years ago.
He also thanked the King for handling the matter “graciously”.