Three Chiefs, Queenmother elevated
Gomoa Ajumako (Central Region) 15 April ?99
The Omanhene of Gomoa Ajumako traditional area, Okatakyi Nyanful Krampah the Tenth, has elevated three chiefs and a queenmother to the status of divisional chiefs.
They are Nana Obrenu Otabil of Gomoa Adansi, Adontenhehe, Nana Ayibaw Mbir of Gomoa Nkran and Nana Otsew Adabraku of Gomoa Mankoadze, Nyinfahene and Nguantuahene respectively, and Nana Oteibah, queenmother of Gomoa Abaasa, Obaatan. Okatakyi Krampah, who announced this at his first traditional council meeting at Gomoa Ajumako on Wednesday, said the elevation of the four "was in appreciation of their contribution to peace and development in the area".
He said his administration would reward chiefs who initiate prgrammes to improve the living conditions of their people. He cautioned those who Okatakyi Krampah said his aim is to foster unity, not only among chiefs in the area but also within the entire Gomoa Assin Traditional area, adding that he was looking forward to the day when the two traditional councils would celebrate joint festivals.
He urged the chiefs to review outmoded customary practices in the area to suit present needs of the society and appealed to the Ashanti Goldfield Company (AGC) which prospected gold in the area to start its mining activities in time to provide employment opportunities for the youth.
Nana Akyere Anyin, Queenmother of the area, urged her colleagues to set good examples for other women to follow.
"You must see yourselves as role models and desist from behaviours which can tarnish the image of chieftaincy and womanhood," she advised.
Mr Kow Anyanful, Gomoa District Chief Executive, urged the traditional rulers to impose moderate fines at their courts to encourage people to send their cases there instead of to the law courts.