|LIKPE-KUKURANTUMI GETS NEW CHIEF|
Story: Tim Dzamoe, Likpe-Kururantumi
The people in the Hohoe municipality now have a chief, after almost 20 years of controversies about who should occupy the vacant seat after death of the previous chief.
The coronation ceremony attracted chiefs from the 12 communities in the Likpe Traditional Area and the nearby communities, including New Ayoma and Baika.
The new chief, Nana Kwaku Agyeman III, who is known in private life Mr. Victor Aniewu, is an accountant of the National Lottery (NLA).
Nana Agyeman, after being confined for 12days, swore the oath of allegiance to the Mankrado of the town, Nana Akakli Abiti III, who in turn swore an oath and performed the rites of coronation.
In the maiden address, Nana Agyeman said he had accepted the challenges although it was not an easy one, stressing that with the help of God and the support of the people, he will be able to provide quality leadership.
He underscored the need for discipline and peace in order to add value to the achievements of their forebearers.
Nana Agyeman said since education and good sanitation were crucial to the development of the community, he would that every child of the town enrolled in school and reached the junior high school level at least.
He called for religious tolerance, stressing that all identifiable groups should foster unity, love and spiritual development.
The chief appealed to the government and non-governmental organizations to offer practical assistance to accelerate the development of the town.
The Presiding Member of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly, Mr Kwame Avega Kamabla, congratulated the chief and his people and assured them of the assembly’s support.
The Chief of Likpe Bala and Nifahene of Likpe, Nana Osai Bulley VII, said chieftaincy was a leadership position and ordained by God and therefore to rally behind their new chief to enable him live up to expectation.
A sub-chief of the town, Nana Samba II, recounted difficulties that the town faced in the absence of a chief and expressed optimism that the coronation of a new chief was the popular choice of the people.
Daily Graphic page 23 Saturday, May3, 2008