Official Statements from Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim
Official Recognition & Friendship Agreements (RFA), and Royal Warrants (RW):
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
Recognition: In 2020, The Augustan Society recognized the Royal Orders of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim as dynastic orders of chivalry.
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.
RFA Imperial Youth of Brazil. Est. 14 April 2021.
- H.E. Max Alexander Singer-Karwat, KG as Royal Herald, 1 Sept 2021.
- H.E. Mark Murawski, KGOG, Baron of Auchterhouse (Scot) as Africa Herald of Arms Extraordinary, 07 Dec 2020.
- H.E. Guye Pennington, KGOG, 1st Duc Pennington of Rwanda as Nkaedum Herald of Arms Extraordinary, 15 July 2021.
- Special Envoy Philip Edward Leo Africa Bonn, Cav. OSSML, ADC, MA (Cantab) FRSA, Adviser in Education, Health, and Environment, 4 Feb 2023 for 1 year (renewable).
7 April 2022
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come,
On behalf of His Royal Highness Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, Chief and Head of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim, Divisional Chief of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, and on behalf of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council and the Paramount King, the Omanhene, His Majesty Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, peace and blessings to You.
H.R.H. Obeng II and H.M. Bumagama II on this day commission H.E. Cav. Gr. Cr. Philip Edward Leo Africa Bonn, Cav. OSSML, ADC, MA (Cantab) FRSA, Freeman of the City of London, and a United Nations IGO Special Envoy, to be the personal delegate of these Royal Houses and sovereign chiefs of Ghana for the purpose of advancing the development initiatives, projects, and programs in the stool lands under their care, particularly in five key areas: Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, and Infrastructure.
Furthermore, H.R.H. and H.M. encourage H.E. Bonn to lead visits to the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, meet with H.M. Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, and visit the Obeng-Mim stool lands. The Sefwi Wiawso stool lands include the Ghanaian national forest containing the sacred Tree of God (Nyame Dua) and the Ancestral Hole of the Aduana people (of which the Sefwi are part). H.R.H Obeng II looks forward to hosting people at the Royal Guest House in Wiawso, as well as introducing people to the cocoa farmers and groves. The people are eager to share their joys and concerns, especially in light of world economics, climate change, food insecurity, and the role of Africa and Ghana in these global issues.
For more information, see: https://cambridge.academia.edu/PhilipBonn
Rev'd Dr. Christian D Boyd, BtGCO, GCG
27 April 2021
Disavowing of Website, and Misuse/Defamation of Name and Image
Furthermore, see the 26 September 2020 Statement below
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;
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!