APIREDE GETS NEW GYASEHENE
By: SETH J. BOKPE
APIREDE, near Akropong in the Eastern Region, over the weekend was a sight of colorful cultural pomp and pageantry following the enstoolment of a 60 year — old businessman as the new Gyasehene.
The chief, Nana Boadu I, known in private life as Mr. Anthony Kofi Boadu, swore the oath of allegiance to the Apiredehene, Nana Saforo Okoampah Ill, before taking office as the new Gyasehene.
He pledged to heed to the call of the people anytime the need arose, and also offer his support to the Apiredehene.
Nana Boadu pledged to unite the people to expedite action on various development projects earmarked for the community.
According to him, his main objective is to organize the support of the people and the need resources to facilitate the growth of area.
Nana Boadu said developing the area was not the responsibility of only one person or the government but the collective responsibility of all the natives of the town.
He, therefore, appealed for the cooperation of the people, especially the other two royal houses in the town and advised them to focus on projects and programmes that could transform the lives of the people for better.
The well- attended ceremony also saw the installment of Mmrantihene (the youth chief) and a linguist. Nana Boadu succeeded Nana Kwesi Asare I who died 25 years ago
The Apiredehene, Nana Okoampah, advised the newly installed chiefs not to renege on their pledges but remain committed to the oath.
He appealed to the people eschew violence and follow due process in seeking redress.
“We are one people, no matter what someone does to you,” he added. -
Nana Okoampah called on the people to unite and seek the progress of Apirede, stressing that conflicts retarded development.
Daily Graphic Page: 21 Tuesday, November 17, 2009