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Adoagyiri Zongo Chiefs Pledge Allegiance To Okyenhene

The Muslim delegation with the Okyenhene


The Chiefs of Adoagyiri Zongo in the Eastern Region have reaffirmed their allegiance to Okyeman and the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.

Chief of Adoagyiri Zongo, Bashiru Salifu Mamman Taylor, made the disclosure when he led the Zongo Chiefs to the Ofori Panin Fie at Kyebi.

According to Chief Bashiru Salifu Mamman Taylor, his great grandfather who became Zongo chief in 1915 served the then Adoagyiri Chief, Barima Adu Korkor II, and attended meetings together at the Ofori Panin Fie.

He indicated that, the Zongo community has stayed out of the controversies on whether or not Adoagyiri belongs to the Kotokuman or Okyeman for a very good reason.

However, as staunch Muslims who believe in the truth, he stated that it’s important for them to indicate which traditional council offered them a place to settle in Adoagyiri.

He said his great grandfather, Mamman Taylor, at all times served the Ofori Panin Fie.

Chief Bashiru Salifu Mamman Taylor added that, the relationship between the Zongo Chiefs and the Ofori Panin Fie predates the current generation.

He said the record speaks for itself to the effect that, at all times, the Zongo Chiefs dealt with Barimah Adu Korkor II, whose allegiance was with the Ofori Panin Fie.

Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin indicated that, the Ofori Panin Fie is a house of record, stressing that almost all transactions and dealings that border on Okyeman are documented.

He exhibited a file that contains correspondence between Nana Sir Ofori Atta and the Adoagyiri Zongo Chiefs.

He commended the Zongo Chiefs for speaking the truth about who the owner of the land they occupy at Adoagyiri is.

However, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin expressed disappointment over the Ghana Police Service at Nsawam over the poor handling of the Adoagyiri impasse, which has led to the demise of some young and innocent people.

He questioned the inability of the police to demand documentary proof of ownership from the parties in the Adoagyiri chieftaincy impasse, to enable them make informed decisions.

He mentioned that, Adoagyiri at all times belongs to Okyeman, and they are not ready to cede an inch of Adoagyiri to any group of persons.

He said, the customary practice in Okyeman applies in Adoagyiri, and shall remain the same.

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