Emulate the example of Osagyefo Akonu X, chiefs urged

J. K, Nabary, GNA

Enyan Abaasa (C/R),
Sept. 23, GNA – Mr Kwamena Duncan Central Regional Minister, has appealed to
chiefs in the region to emulate the leadership example of Osagyefo Kwame Akonu
X Omanhen of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area.

He said this would
help curb chieftaincy litigations for sanity to prevail in their respective
traditional areas.

The Minister made the
appeal when he joined the chiefs and people of Abaasa Traditional Area at a
forum to commemorate the silver Jubilee of Osagyefo Akonu X, the paramount
chief of the area and the climax of their 2018 Akwambo Festival.

The celebration, held
under the theme: “the role of a leader in development”, was to solicit for
funds to complete the traditional meeting hall and other project such as
connecting potable water to communities, expansion of the infrastructure at the
technical institute.

Mr Duncan said
information available to him indicates that the Abaasa Traditional Area is the
only traditional area in the region which has no chieftaincy case pending
before the Central or the National House of Chiefs.

I have had a number of
interactions with his Royal Majesty since my assumption of office as Regional
Minister and in all these interactions, Osagyifo Akonu X has stood out with an
enviable unmatched quest for human, material and physical development for his
traditional area, the Central Region and Ghana as a whole, he said.

Mr Duncan said
qualities of the chief has led to the establishment of the Oman Nsawa
Development Fund and the establishment of a 35 acre coconut plantation site
plan at Eduakrom.

He said his office has
put the necessary plans and measures to support them address challenges and
concerns the traditional council has raised.

Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi
VII, Omanhen of Abeadz Traditional Area, and also the Vice President of the
National House of Chiefs, said ”I have keenly observed with considerable
satisfaction the quality of leadership which you have brought to the
chieftaincy institution.  Your energy and
enterprise has not only impacted upon the lives of only your people but has
deepened the chieftaincy institution.

“You deep insight into
the strength and capabilities of our traditions and culture in addressing
social issues relating to modern governance system have earned you, the
admiration and the confidence of your peers”, he said.


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