Abesim Gets New Chiefs

Nana Ansu Twum (with the royal sword) swearing the oath 

A joint coronation of three sub-chiefs and a queenmother was held successfully at Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region on Monday.

The colourful ceremony, which took place at the forecourt of the Abesim Palace and attracted a huge crowd including chiefs, saw the coronation of Nana Ansu Twum, known in private life as Kofi Ansu aka Easy-Easy as Abesim Gyasehene and Nana Anima Duruwaa, known in private life as Florence Anyane as Gyasehemaa.

Nana Kwadwo Asante Krobea and Nana Kwame Kumi aka Kwame Burger were also installed as the Twafohene and Gyantuahene respectively.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Abesimhene, Nana Kumi Akyeaw II, said the installation of the divisional chiefs become necessary after the death of some of the occupants.

Nana Kumi Akyeaw, who doubles as the Kyidomhene of the Dormaa Traditional Council, said the coronation was in accordance with the instruction of Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadieyo Agyemang Badu II as part of the processes leading to the celebration of the Odwira Festival later this year.

The Abesimhene disclosed that after some of the Royal Families had failed to present candidates for the Twafor and Gyantoa stools, the Traditional Council was compelled to go through a rigorous selection process to get suitable candidates to fill the positions.

The new chiefs, after swearing the oath of allegiance to the Abesimhene and the Dormaa Stool, pledged to work hard to meet the needs of the people.

The Gyasehene, Nana Ansu Twum, in his speech, indicated that with the support of his people and the traditional council, he would prioritize the promotion of girl-child education, revival of the communal spirit among the people and cessation of the invocation of curses in the area to accelerate the development of Abesim.

FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Abesim
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