Lydia Asamoah, GNA
Axim (W/R), Sept. 6,
GNA – Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, a 32 year old Journalist, has been coronated as
the Nkosuohene (development chief) of the Lower Axim Traditional Council in the
Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region.
Known in private
life as Mr Evans Osei Baffour, the newly installed Nkosuohene, also a
Communication Analyst, was coronated together with three other chiefs on Monday
at a ceremony supervised by Awulea Attibrukusu III, the Paramount Chief of
Lower Axim Traditional Area and Vice President of the National House of Chiefs.
The other chiefs
were Nana Kofi Bentil, the Chief
Fisherman, Nana Afful, the Mbrantiehene (youth leader) all of Lower Axim
Traditional Council as well as the Nana Ngroma Raale, Nkosuohemaa (development
queen) of Brewire, in the Upper Axim Traditional Area together with Nana
Nkwantabisa swore the oath of allegiance
to Awulea Attibrukusu III.
The colourful event
was attended by chiefs and elders from both the Upper and Lower Axim
Traditional Councils where the Nkosuohene, Nana Nkwantabisa was carried in a
palanquin and taken through the principal streets of Axim amidst musical
congratulated the newly coronated chiefs and urged them to remain focused in
the discharge of their duties.
He advised them to
ensure that their operations reflect the desires of the people and consult the
appropriate quarters for counsel on decisions that involves the people of Axim.
Nana Osei Owusu
Banahene, the Asanteman Nkosuohene, who graced the occasion and doubles as the
father of the new Nkosuohene, advised the chiefs to be diligent in their
respective duties and always heed to the advice of their overlords.
He tasked them to
ensure that their loyalty was always directed to their overlord and the people
that they were serving.
expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of Axim for the confidence and
honour reposed in him.
“I am indeed
grateful for the honour and pledge my continuous commitment towards the
developmental needs of the people,” he said.
He called on all to
support him to achieve his development agenda in the area of health, education,
and youth empowerment, while assuring the people of his continuous commitment
to bring more developmental projects to help improve Axim and its environs.
The occasion was
also used to launch an appeal for funds towards the construction of a fence
wall for the Axim Government Hospital by the Nkosuohene.
The event was graced
by high personalities from the clergy and political parties including Mr Isaac
Osei, the Member of Parliament for Subin
Nana Nkwantabisa is
the grandson of the Late Mr Emmanuel K. Osei, also known as Nana Osei
Nkwantabisa, the Asanteman Nkosuohene of Sepe Timpomu of Kumasi.