Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV
Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Takyimanhene; A country without written history is like a tree without a root.
The Omanhene and president of the Takyiman Traditional Council, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV has expressed worried about why many people neglect history and culture in the country. According to Nana Takyimanhene a tree without root cannot stand in the face of storm; this is to say that one cannot said to be a chief, queen mother, family head, a royal, etc without tracing to history.
Nana lamented over the country’s neglect over the years for documenting the histories and origin of the various settlement which come together to form Ghana. Nana Takyimanhene made these statements during the launch of the Takyiman State Book, which was the second State Book to be produced by the Ghana State Book Project.
Nana Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV therefore commended the Ghana State Book team for their patient and professionalism towards the documentation of Takyiman histories and cultural practices. He therefore advised all paramount chiefs in various Traditional areas to subscribe to the Ghana State Book Project in order to have their histories and cultural practices authentically documented for posterity.