Julia Osei Tutu

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Lady Julia Osei Tutu
Consort of the Asantehene
Reign26 April 1999 – present
Enstoolment26 April 1999
Predecessor
(died 1996)
BornJulia Amaning
Spouse
(m. 2002)
Issue6 children
Names
Julia Ama Adwapa Amaning
HouseHouse of Oyoko Dynasty (by marriage)
FatherStephen Amaning
MotherErnestina Amaning

Lady Julia Osei Tutu (born Julia Ama Adwapa Amaning) is wife of Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Asantehene, was born as Julia Ama Adwapa Amaning, the last of five children born to Mr. S. A. Amaning, a retired career diplomat and Mrs. E. A. Amaning. Lady Julia and Otumfuo Osei Tutu II married in April 2002 and have 6 children together.[2] She is of the House of Oyoko Dynasty (by marriage).[3]

Education[edit]

Lady Julia received her primary education at schools in London, Accra and in Berne, Switzerland until 1982, after which she entered Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast for her Secondary School education, where she obtained her ‘O’ Level Certificate in 1986 and ‘A’ Level Certificate in 1988.[4]

In 1989 Lady Julia entered the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon and obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree with honours, LL.B. (Hons.) in 1992. She continued her law studies at the Ghana School of Law, Accra where she completed the Professional Law Course and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1994.

On completion of the Professional Law Course, she served as a Teaching Assistant in International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana for a year and also undertook private practice at the Law Offices of Agyemang and Associates, a law firm in Accra.

In September 1995, Lady Julia Osei Tutu was admitted for post graduate studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Humanitarian Law after which she served as an Intern with Amnesty International's United Nations Office in New York.

Work[edit]

In 1998, she returned to Ghana and joined Ecobank Ghana Limited as Legal/Corporate Affairs Officer. She was also, until March 2002, secretary to the National Partnership for Children's Trust, which Trust is concerned with the promotion of the welfare of children in Ghana. She is also a patron of the Otumfuo Charity Foundation.[5]

Lady Julia speaks Twi, English and French.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile Of Lady Julia Osei Tutu – Ashanti". asantekingdom.org. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  2. ^ "Meet Asantehene, his wife and children". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  3. ^ "Profile: Meet Lady Julia Osei Tutu - The Beautiful wife of Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II [Photos]". GHANAPAGE™. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  4. ^ "Osei Tutu II Charity Found. assists Wesley Girls | Philanthropy Space™ GHANA [AISTIPHI]". Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  5. ^ "301,980 students benefit from Otumfuo Education Fund". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-08-24.