Nana Boahen Anokye II has ascended the Aduana Stool of Oyoko which had been vacant for the past two years following the death of his predecessor.
This brings to an end the two-year-long contention over who was the next of kin.
Per the customs of the people, Nana Anokye II becomes the Kyidomhene of Oyoko.
Prior to his swearing-in, a contender of the stool sought to stop Nana Boahen Anokye II from swearing the oath of allegiance to the Oyokomanhene, Nana Kodua Kesse.
However, Nana Kodua Kesse, who is also a member of the Council of State, pointed out emphatically that nothing was going to prevent Boahen from swearing the oath of allegiance.
Swearing the oath, Nana Boahen Anokye II said he would serve the chiefs and people of Oyoko as well as Juaben in his capacity as the Kyidomhene, stressing that he would make himself available to the people at all times – whether rain or shine.
Nana Kodua Kese wished the Kyidomhene a successful reign and urged him to use his authority to ensure unity amongst his people.
He prayed that the young chief would be blessed with long life.
The Gyaasehene, Agyehene Acheampong, made it clear that as the custodian of the Aduana Stool, Nana Boahen Anokye II had a herculean task of working to gain the support of all feuding factions within the community and uniting them for development.
He noted that even though such efforts would not come easily, with God he would surmount every hurdle.
After the short induction ceremony, the new chief gracefully addressed his people at his private home where he received congratulatory messages.
Nana Boahen Anokye II used the occasion to announce his passion for education. He said education was key in the development of the nation.
He promised his widow’s mite towards educating the youth of Oyoko, stressing that he would personally sponsor students who were able to make aggregate 6 to 9 in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to continue to any senior high school (SHS) of their choice.
He also tasked the people to take sanitation issues seriously as the outbreak of cholera and other killer but preventable diseases such as malaria, were the result of living in filthy environment.
Nana Boahen Anokye II pledged his commitment to peace and unity in the community and enjoined the inhabitants to support him.
Nana Boahen Anokye II is known in private life as Peter Boahen and affectionately called by his peers as Kwame Peter. He is domiciled in Canada.
From Rocklyn Antonio, Oyoko
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