Chief Blames Lack Of Dev. On Chieftaincy Litigations

A SIXTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Accountant and Director of Finance and Administration for Collective for the Homeless, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in America, Nana Bonsra Afriyie has been installed as the Chief of Fomena in the Adansi North district of the Ashanti region.

Nana Bonsra swore the oath of allegiance to Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Manhyia Palace to the admiration of the people of Adansi Fomena, as well as the Adansi Traditional Council.

The new chief; Nana Bonsra Afriyie known in private life as Kwaku Bonsra was installed as a chief of Fomena, ending the eight years of chieftaincy dispute in the town.

He succeeds Nana Ofori Agyemang II who died on July 15, 2005, after eight years of reign.

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II advised the new chief to unite and cooperate with the stool elders to ensure rapid development of the area and wished him well on assumption of his responsibility.

In an interview with the Daily Heritage at a mini-durbar after his swearing-in ceremony to receive homage from individual citizens and residents of the Area, Nana Afriyie expressed his appreciation to the Adansiman, Nananom and all for their support and prayer to make his swearingin a success.

He also expressed dismay about lack of development in the Adansi traditional area because of chieftaincy litigations.

He believes litigations amongst chiefs in the area, especially, the traditional seat at Fomena have created disunity amongst the people, thereby, causing low development.

He, however, pledged to top his reign agenda with trying to unify all and sundry, especially, king makers within the traditional council and also believes education in the area must be given a facelift to allow the youth from the area achieve a better future.

Nana Bosra pledged to manage both human and natural resources for the area and urged Nananom, the media, as well as the people of the area to assist him to make his vision come into reality.