Business activities came to a halt as scores of residents in the Kumasi Metropolis lined up on the streets to wave at the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, when he touched down at the Kumasi Airport on Thursday.

The Asantehene was taken through some principal streets of the metropolis before finally taken to the Manhyia Palace.

Otumfuo’s Mawerehene, Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V, has said the Asantehene and the Manhyia Palace are not ready to respond to stories that emerged while he was away.

According to him, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has never responded to such issues and was not ready to respond to the recent one.

To show solidarity with the king, various groups in the Asante Kingdom such as the Ashanti Youth Association, Kumasi Youth Association and Asante Students Union as well as a retinue of chiefs, politicians and heads of the security agencies lined up at the airport to welcome Otumfuo.

Some held banners with the inscription: “Long live the King” and danced to rich traditional songs to usher in their king.

Below are some pictures from the scene: