Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei signing the first copy of the book as Otumfuo and Isaac Osei look on
THE ASANTEHENE, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has stated categorically that his heart desire is to always work to develop the society in a manner that is pleasant in the sight of God.
He stressed that he would always carry out his duties as king in a way that is acceptable to God, the Omnipotent One and the Golden Stool, which contains the spirit of Asanteman.
Otumfuo was giving a short remark during the official launch of a 98-paged book, authored by Bishop Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei Anane-Frimpong, who is a celebrated medical practitioner and a faithful servant of God.
Christened ?Journey To Eternal Harvest?, the book talks about integrity, greatness, intellectual and man?s purpose on earth, among other key life issues. The launch of the book incidentally coincided with Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei?s 70th birthday celebration.
The Asantehene disclosed that ?I like people that talk less and work more to transform the country?, urging the populace to sacrifice in their own ways to develop the country.
He described Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei as one of the greatest sons of Ghana who always sacrificed to help Ghana transformed instead of ?talking and doing nothing.?
Otumfuo admonished the people to emulate Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei?s sense of humility and diligence to transform the country.
The king added, ?Anyone that wants to win my attention and support should talk less and work harder in their own capacities to help develop Ghana? noting that national development called for action and not talking.
Otumfuo bought the first copy of the book for a staggering GH?20,000. Nana K. Gyasi, a Kotoko Board Member, bought the second copy for GH ?10,000, Bishop Dr Prince Hampel bought the third copy for GH ?5,000 and Isaac Osei, MP for Subin, who was the chairman of the event, bought the fourth copy for GH ?2,500.
The grand event was attended by top-notch people in society including Most Rev Emmanuel Asante, Arch Bishop Yinkah Sarfo, DCOP Kofi Boakye, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, among other seasoned men of God, chiefs and top business executives.
Bishop Prof Dr Asafo-Agyei is the founder and leader of the Great Eternal Harvest International Ministry (GETHIM) and also the owner of the famous Asafo-Agyei Hospital at Daaban in Kumasi.
He thanked the Asantehene and ex-President Kufuor for their unflinching support which had propelled him this far, and dedicated his numerous awards in the medical field to his patients ?who gave me chance to treat them.?
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi