Nuamakrom gets Chief at long last
Residents of Nuamakroma, a suburb of Anum Apapam in the Ayensuano District, last Saturday jubilated deep into the night over the installment of a new Chief, Barima Nuama Larbi Asare, after nearly four years of being without a substantive chief
The major roads leading to the small farming community were blocked by thousands of merry makers made up of the young and old who traveled from near and far to catch a glimpse of their new chief.
As custom demands, the 58 year old chief, who is known in private life as Francis Kwaku Larbi, and also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Ark Mining Company located at Anum Apapam, was carried shoulder high through the principal streets of the area, before finally being taken to the durbar grounds.
It was colourfully attended by some key chiefs from the near-by communities amidst various traditional drumming performances, including kete, adowa and amaneedi prior to the swearing in ceremony.
The new chief later took three separate oaths of allegiance, office and secrecy; first, to the head of the Nuama family, Abusuapanin Okoh Attuah, and his land owners, Nana Bafour Ansah II and the over lord of Okyenman, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, respectively.
Advising the newly-installed chief shortly after the impressive, but short ceremony, Bafour Ansah II, Krotihene of of Kyebi and Amankrado of Kyebi Apapm, asked Barima Asare II to be obedient to his leaders.
She contended that these, among other leadership commitments and demonstration to duty, would encourage leaders of Apapam not to relent in their support for him.
The Krotihene took advantage of the occasion to implore the youth of the area to be respectful and ready to serve their new chief and his elders in the discharge of their duties.
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