Auditor installed chief of Effiduase
From: Samuel Opare Lartey, Koforidua.
A 75-YEAR-OLD retired Auditor of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr. Kwadzo Dwomo Donkor, was installed the chief of Effiduase in Koforidua last weekend under the stool name Okoawia Dwomo Baabu II.
He succeeds his uncle Nana Omane Akyemfour, who died about three years ago to become the eleventh (11th) to ascend the Effiduase stool and also the eleventh Nifahene of the New Juaben Traditional Area.
The 75-year–old man was pleased to be made a full member of the traditional council.
Speaking to “The Spectator” after the swearing in ceremony, Okoawia Baabu said reconciliation is going to be his priority.
He said there were conflicts and petty squabbles between the people, families and even some of the sub chiefs and it was his agenda to resolve such problems to bring peace to the area.
He said the next line of action would be to construct a modern palace with conference halls and entertainment centres through the help of friends, both in Ghana and abroad and the chiefs in the area.
He said that since the people came to settle in the area over 100 years ago, they have never had a modern market so he was going to liaise with the assembly to construct one for them. Okoawia Baabu said one of the reasons he accepted to ascend the Effiduase Stool was the help raise the standard of education in the area.
He said without proper education there would not be any meaningful development among the people and thus, appealed to all parents to ensure that none of their children of school-going age stayed out of school.
“It is education that has made me what I am today” he said, adding that youth employment was one of his priorities.
He said he had plans to organize the youth to make good use of all available lands for job creation, especially, farming.
Okoawia Dwomo Baabu II appealed to the people to live in peace with each other and also support him to bring about the necessary development in the town.
The Omanhene of New Juaben, Daasebre Oti Boateng, appealed to the chiefs in the area to be development-oriented because they could only succeed and win the hearts of the people as chiefs, if they were able to meet the desires of their subjects.
He appealed to the people of Effiduase to support the chief to succeed in all the good plans he has for them.
The Spectator Page: 24 Saturday, November 27, 2010.