Aftermath the death of Nii Okwei Dowuona VI, the Osu Kinkawe Dzaase after due consultation with the appropriate Royal Family’s Spiritual leaders and Elders of Osu Stool, took steps to install a new Osu Mantse in the person of Notse Nii Nortey Owuo IV, know in private life as Professor Bernard Nii Nortey Botchway.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the stool Secretary of Osu, Nii Okwei Nortey, reiterates that the heads of the four(4)quarters Namely Kinkawe, Ashante, Alata, Anorhor, subsequently decided to have a new seal which would reflect the tradition, culture and history of the good people of Osu.
According to him, the change to a new seal became necessary in order to signify the true pattern and tradition of Osu Elements of the new seal therefore includes the Osu Mantse Linquist staff, a black stool surrounded by Nyanyara all bound together by a burgundy circle, signifying unity and consensus building.
The Linquist Staff is made up of four joined heads, corresponding to the four divisions of Osu; with an additional head, set on top of the four; which is the Osu Mantse.
Nii Okwei Nortey was optimistic that the black stool represents the authority of the Osu Stool, sei Kwame, as well as the collective power of the people.The nyanyara is a sacred plant with unique mystical, spiritual and protective power of the Ga people.
“This is an old revered symbol of the Osu Mantse and the divisional.In order to clearly communicate and prevent unauthorized persons from taking advantage of the Osu Stool symbol, henceforth, it is only the new stool seal which will be used for all official communications.The seal is only one of several features that will be rolled out to protect the integrity of the Osu Stool, its properties and activities” he lamented.
He urge the general public to take note of these changes.
By: Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina