Official Statements from Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim
Official Recognition & Friendship Agreements (RFA), and Royal Warrants (RW):
RW Anotonio Salmeeon Cabanas as the Official Heraldric Artist of the Royal Orders. Est 3 Nov 2019.
RW Carl Lemke as the Official Jeweler of the Royal Orders. Est 3 Nov 2019.
RFA H.M. The Omukama Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I and Royal House, the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara (Republic of Uganda). Est. 16 Apr 2019.
RW The Heraldry Society of Africa. Est. 6 September 2020.
RW The 24th Baron of Auchterhouse (Scotland). Est. 25 September 2020
RFA A fraternal bond with the Confraternity of the Knightly Order of St. Catherine of Mount Sinai, under the leadership of H.R.H. Prince Louis I de Lusignan–Kalfa–Nar bey, Grand Master, and the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Naples, Head of House of Savoy. Est. 18 February 2021.
RFA A fraternal bond with the Confraternity of The Orthodox Order of St. Anna, under the leadership of HRH Prince Andrew Mospak, Grand Master, the Royal Patronage of H.I.H. Maximus Rurikovich of the Imperial House of Rurikovich and H.I.R.H. Prince Gharios (Al-Numan Gharios El-Chemor) of the Royal House of Ghassan. Est. 23 February 2021.
RFA H.I.R.H. Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan, Al-Nu'man VIII, and the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan. Est. 23 February 2021.
26 September 2020
On Use of the Royal Name, Likeness, and Images Related to the Royal House and Obeng II:
Whereas, the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim does have in place recognition & friendship agreements with other Royal Houses, such as with H.M. the Omukama (King) of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara (Uganda);
Whereas, H.M. Obeng II is a patron of organizations and societies by Royal Warrant, or through aforementioned public recognition & friendship agreements with other Royal Houses, which are announced on the Royal House Website and the official social media channels;
Whereas, although "Constitutionally Recognized Traditional Kingdom,” H.M. and the Royal House are still guided by the customs of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council and the Republic of Ghana overall;
Whereas, the Royal House has realized numerous ways of internet exploitation, and the bombardment of questionable international relations being forged, such as claims of patronage by H.M. to various orders and organizations;
13 May 2019
Therefore, let it be known: unless there is a signed Memorandum of Understanding between H.M. Obeng II, or his officially named agent, with any organization or persons, the name “Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II,” “Obeng II,” “Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim,” “Sefwi Obeng-Mim,” “Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog,” “Order of the Golden Fire Dog,” Royal Order of Obeng II,” “Order of Obeng II,” “Oheneba Foundation,” H.M.’s portrait, photographs, pictures, and other graphic depictions of H.M., the Royal House Coat of Arms, the Oheneba Foundation logo, the image, voice, signature, and likeness of H.M., photographs, pictures, and other graphic depictions of the Royal Orders’ symbols, jewels, logos, coats of arms, and any other proprietary personal indicia reasonably identifiable with H.M. and the traditional Sefwi Obeng-Mim stool lands under the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area in the Western North Region of Ghana are prohibited for use or publication.
On Friendship Agreements:
The Royal House of Sefwi Obeng Mim does have in place recognition & friendship agreements with other Royal Houses. The Royal House will not cancel these due to issues between some Royal Houses not 'recognizing' Royal Houses with whom we are friends. However, as per "Traditional Akan Royal Custom (Protocol)", the recognition and friendship agreements DO NOT reflect an official treatise amongst Royal Houses or Kingdoms; being only inaugurated through Official (Face-to-Face) Royal visit.
We have realized numerous ways of internet exploitation, and the bombardment of questionable international relations being forged. Although we are a "Constitutionally Recognized Traditional Kingdom", we are still guided by the customs of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council and the Republic of Ghana overall.
The Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog:
The Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog is an ancillary benevolent organization, being a distinct honor, which is bestowed upon deserving persons globally at the discretion of the Supreme Grand Council and the pleasure of its Supreme Grand Master, et al. Such as this, no "Rank" of honor can be purchased. Any honor which can be so purchased means nothing. Many interested parties appear before us, seeking means to nobility and for this, we must deny entrance. We will never sell our Order but will reward deserving individuals at the pleasure of His Majesty.
The Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog is such for benevolence to the peoples of the Sefwi Obeng Mim Traditional Kingdom first, and secondly, to those of deserving need worldwide.
The current process of selection is by nomination, being that admission is based on merit; with vetting of past demonstrable charitable work, occupational achievement, and educational background. University degrees from the United States and abroad must be from a duly authorized accrediting organization. A passage fee is sometimes required of a successful applicant, consistent with passage fees in many Orders, including some Orders by currently reigning sovereigns. Applicants with financial capacity but without demonstrable merit that meet admission criteria have been and will continue to be denied admission.
We truly respect others to whom respect is deserved, however, please do not make this the choice to seek nomination based on personal desires or gain of recognition. True benevolence and selflessness is the basis for all actions upon that we embark. We respect you, and in return, we ask for your respect for our choices.
God bless Africa,
God bless our homeland Ghana,
God Bless the Royal house of Sefwi Obeng Mim and Her people,
God Bless those who are our friends.
God Bless Us ALL!