KNUST Unveils New Statue of Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has unveiled a giant statue of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The statue is in honour of the Chancellor’s monumental contributions toward the development of KNUST. Under his leadership, the University has arguably become one of the most attractive universities in the country in both academics, infrastructure and human resources.
Monuments such as statues play an important symbolic role in people’s lives, with each monument being built for specific reasons and intended to serve particular purposes or interests. The statue of Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is thus erected as part of the University’s visual culture that continually reminds us of something or someone important in the community.
The statue brings beauty, interest, and education to the University Community, making it nicer place to be. It is aimed at building connections between neighbours, celebrating their shared history and making cultural heritage something they can all be protectors of. It is also to be used as a tool to inspire the public to engage and encourage discussion, creating a more active and mindful community; thereby inspiring artistic expression and encouraging budding artists to get creative.