The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has said that he is a proud Freemason.

According to ghanacrusader.com he was speaking at the launch of a book titled “The Freemasons; who we are; what we stand for and do; our relevance – An insider’s view.”

“I am a proud Freemason and I confirm that the principles and tenets of Freemasonry that we are taught in the Lodge, especially in the areas of governance and accountability have always stood me in good stead in my daily functions as Asantehene,” Otumfour Osei Tutu II confessed.

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The Asantehene said, “indeed, is a way of life.” He, therefore, called on the general public to join the society with an open mind.

He added that he recommends the book that was launched to members and the general public alike.

“I recommend this book to every Freemason and to members of the general public.”

The book was launched by the current Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ghana, the Most Worshipful Kwadjo Adunkwa Butah.

The author is a Pharmacist and Health Development Consultant, who has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the formation of the Grand Lodge of Ghana.

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Brother Gyesie is currently the Honorary Senior Grand Warden and Chairman of the Grand Lodge Masonic Education Committee.

He is the Past District Grand Senior Warden of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana English Constitution.

The author was initiated into Freemasonry on June 11, 1973, and, subsequently, admitted into the Concordia Lodge English Constitution at Freemasons Hall, Adjabeng in Accra.

Brother Gyesie is a Masonic student, researcher, teacher and a prolific writer on matters relating to Freemasonry.

Freemasonry is officially described as a "craft of boys" club that promotes charity, integrity, honesty, fairness and grooms young men to be responsible adults.”

It has been in existence since the time of the building of King Solomon’s Temple about 4,000 years ago.