The Royal Order of Obeng II is a dynastic Honor under Ghana’s Constitutional traditional Chieftaincy of Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, and awarded upon distinguished individuals who have honored the Chief/King through their noble acts of love and charity that build up the kingdom and its legacy for future generations.
The Royal Order of Obeng II (ROOII) is designed as a dynastic honor reflecting the traditional African royal and noble orders that differentiates them clearly from European models.
Admission into the Order
The membership of this order is restricted to the Chief or King of Obeng-Mim Stool Land and the very few other persons who have honored the King and the traditional stool land (kingdom) through their noble acts of love and charity that build up the kingdom and its legacy for future generations.
The King is the Grand Master of the Royal Order and grants the noble dignity of the Order to others found to be of merit by His Majesty and the Royal House.
Ranks of the Order
Those who hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog may receive the honor of Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Obeng II (KGCO/DGCO).
The king may also grant the honor and rank of Grand Collar (GCO) to other recognized heads and members of royal houses, nobles, and heads of state, as well as a lifetime achievement to a member of the Royal Order of the Golden
Insignia and Protocols
The insignia of the Royal Order shall be a medal designed to wear as full or miniature by H.M. and holders of the honor. The medal, in full or miniature size, shall be worn by members where the wearer is representing the Kingdom and King, or meetings at which similar decorations are worn. The full-sized medal is to be worn on the left pocket with business attire. Ladies may wear the medal fastened to the left side of their attire at a convenient location. Members attired in military uniform should wear the medal in accordance with the requirements of the service or branch in which they are serving. Full-sized medals are not worn with civilian evening dress. The miniature of the medal should be worn on the left lapel, in accordance with standard rules of dress, either alone, or with other miniatures, mounted on a bar or another holder. Ordinarily, miniatures are worn only with formal and semi-formal attire (i.e. white tie and black tie).
BLESSING OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF OBENG II
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on the King of Obeng-Mim Stool Land and your servants honored to be admitted to this most holy and royal order of merit as they so generously devote themselves to helping others. When they are called on in times of need, let them faithfully serve you in their neighbor, especially the people of this traditional kingdom of Ghana. We ask this through Christ our Lord, and before all of the ancestors to whom we seek to honor. Amen.
ROYAL ORDER OF OBENG II
His Majesty Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng IIGrand Collar bestowed as an honor to royals, nobles, and heads of state:
His Majesty Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama, Paramount King of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area (and father of H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II)The Grand Collar bestowed to Knights Grand Cross of the Order of Obeng II as a lifetime achievement:
H.E. the Rev’d Dr. Christian D. Boyd
H.E. Carl Lemke
H.E. the Rev. Kenneth Parris
H.E. James M Wilson
H.E. Katakyie Robert Kakalia
H.E. Laurent Cayoux
H.E. the Rev. Yannick Beuvelet
H.E. Michael HarrisonKnights Grand Cross of the Order of Obeng II:
H.E. the Rev. Rodger Patience
H.E. Juhani Hujanen
H.E. Pietro Sicurelli
H.E. Godfrey Brock-Gadd
H.E. Prof. Alvaro Tringolo Garbino