The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, led a 35 member delegation to pay a courtesy call on His  Majesty, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. The visit which forms part of the Prince’s official visit to Ghana was to promote volunteerism and youth work in the country.

They were met on arrival at the Kumasi Airport by the Hon Andy Osei Okrah, Deputy Minister for Ashanti Region, Hon.Kojo Bonsu, Mayor of the Region and Representatives from Manhyia Palace driven through some principal streets to Manhyia.

On arrival at Manhyia the Prince reviewed a beautiful parade mounted by student cadets selected from second-cycle schools in the region after which he was ushered into the presence of His  Majesty, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, together with some of his sub-chiefs to receive him.

His  Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II welcomed the delegation and after the usual courtesies, they engaged into very fruitful discussions which were mainly centered on youth issues.

At the end of the visit, HRH Prince Edward was presented with a beautiful Kente by the Asantehene. A lunch was organized by the Asantehene for his august visitor and his entourage.
From Manhyia the Prince and his entourage also visited Rattray Park where he planted a tree.

Other members of the delegation include Right Hon. Lord Paul Boateng, HE Jon Benjamin, and the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Executive Director of Heads of State Awards (HoSA), and Mr.  Peter A. Anum, and the National Cadet Coordinator, General Nicholas Nii Tettey-Amarteifio.