By J. K.
Enyan Abaasa (C/R) Sept. 16, GNA – Osagyefo
Kwame Akonu X Paramount Chief of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area has called on
government to divide the district into two because it has exceeded the
constitutional requirement for a municipality.
He said according to the 2010 census, 2018
projected population would reach 136, 470.
This is far above 95,000 requirement needed to
be elevated to the statues of a municipality, hence the need for it to be
divided into two component constituencies under the same Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam
district to ensure the deepening of democracy and to also expand governance
system at the district.
Osagyefo Akonu X made the appeal at a durbar
to climax their 2018 AKwambo festival for the chiefs and people of the
traditional area to raise funds to complete their traditional hall projects
held at Abaasa.
The festival, which was on the theme, ‘The
Role of a Leader in Development” coincided with the Silver jubilee celebration
of Osagyefo Akonu X.
It was graced by his colleague chiefs in the
central region led by Obrempong Nyanful Krampah XI, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII
paramount Chief of Abeadze traditional area and Vice President of the National
House of Chief, Nana Appiah Newama Council of State representative of the Central
Regional and many other prominent personalities.
According to Osagyefo Akonu X such a population size cannot be well
represented and served effectively by only one constituency, adding that the
constituency is made up of one hundred and ninety six (196) communities with nine large electoral
zones made up of forty-seven electoral areas.
“It is worthy to note that this constituency
is made up of five traditional councils. The paramount chiefs met at Ajumako
and agreed for the need to divide the constituency in two.
“We have severally petitioned the local
government Minster on the need for such a division but our efforts have failed.
The petitions we sent cannot be traced at the Ministry”, he stated.
He said they also proposed that Enyan
Tradition area has three councils “Enyan Abaasa, Denkyira, and Enyan Maim
Traditional Councils” with 87 communities and “Ajumako and Essiam Traditional
Councils” has 109 communities under the Akumak0-Enyan-Essiam district Assembly
which qualifies for such a division.
This, He said will go a long way to ensure
that all persons in the district fully participate in the governance system, he
Speaking on the theme Osagyefo Akonu X noted
that role of a leader in development was to ensure Peace, Unity and Justice in
his community, and added the chief is a prosecutor and judge, an arbiter and
arbitrator, a mediator and a ruler, has to be trustworthy, honest, transparent
“Here in Enyan Abaasa, brokering peace after
11 years of protected chieftaincy dispute between his predecessor and
Abasaaman, we have now put in place structures that have contributed to the
unity and stability and development of the area.
“I am proud to announce that there is only one
stool in the traditional area that has a chieftaincy dispute pending at the
traditional council saying there is no chieftaincy litigation pending before
the central regional house of chief or the national house of neither chiefs nor
the Supreme Court.
He said through his efforts the Police Station
in the area which was closed down in 1996 as result of fighting between the
police and some of the youth in the area was re-open.
Obrempong Nyanful Krampah XI Omanhen of Gomoa
Ajumako Traditional Area and President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs
on behalf of the entire members of the Central Regional House Chiefs
congratulated Osagyefo Akonu X and his people for a peaceful celebration.
He commended Osagyefo for his exemplary
leadership that brought development to the area and urged the entire people of
the traditional area to continue to make it a collective responsibility to help
develop their area.