62 year old business man outdoored as chief of Nsuatre

August 17, 2021 By 0 Comments

President Nana Addo (m) with members of the Sunyani Traditional Council

62- year- old businessman, Alex Kwaku Donkor, a businessman, has been outdoored as 22nd chief of the Nsuatre traditional area in the Sunyani West Municipality in the Bono region.

The chief, with the stool name, Obrempong Henneh Amfranfo II, succeeds the late Obrempong Professor Boakye Amoah Koromansah II.

His coronation was after the pronouncement on 28th June 2021, as tradition demanded that he be outdoored 40 days later.

Speaking at the coronation ceremony at the Henneh Amfranfo Palace at Nsuatre, Obrempong Amfranfo urged the people of Nsuatre to rally behind him, as he has the intention to source for funds from across the globe to accelerate the development of the area.

“I wish to call on the good people of Nsuatre home and abroad to support me as I plan to source funds from all sons and daughters of Nsuatre to enhance the development agenda of Nsuatre”, he said. He thanked the kingmakers for deeming it fit for him to occupy the enviable position and promised to serve the people faithfully, irrespective of family or relation ties.

“Let me thank the kingmakers of Nsuatre for picking me to ascend the stool and I pledge to serve my people at all times”, he said.The Chief of Henekrom, a suburb of Nsuatre, Nana Henneh Asuamah, traced the history of the people of Nsuatre from the old Ghana and Mali Empire in the Northern part of Africa to Bonomanso near Wenchi before migrating to Hani then to Adadieso No. 1 and Two before settling at the current place, Nsuatre in Sunyani West Municipality.

He gave the account of an interesting battle in the 17th century of the Asantes and Fantis against the British in which the warriors of Nsuatre were called upon to help the Asantes.

A chieftaincy dispute surfaced after the demise of the late chief Obrempong Professor Boakye Amoah Koromansah and went through a series of court cases before settling on Obrempong Henneh Amfranfo II.

The chief expressed regret that three lives were lost during the dispute but acknowledged that now there is calm due to the due diligence by the king makers.

The District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Moses Asante, charged residents of Nsuatre to abandon all factions and put the development of Nsuatre at the top of their priority list since only a united front could foster development.

The chief Imam of Nsuatre, Alhaji Hassan Ahmed Twum and some residents expressed the hope that the new chief would play a vital role in maintaining the peace in the traditional area, since he serves as both the spiritual father and the intermediary between the ancestors and the living.

In a related development, President Akufo Addo has commended the Sunyani Traditional Council for the peaceful coronation of the new queen, Nana Akosua Asor Brayie, after the demise of Nana Yaa Nyamaa Puduo II almost two years ago.

Addressing the council on the first day of his two-day visit to the Bono region, the President noted that it was necessary to get a successor to ensure growth and stability and commended the chiefs and people of Sunyani for their massive support during the 2020 elections and maintaining the Sunyani East and West parliamentary seats.

He acknowledged the contributions made by the people of Bono to the NPP government and Ghana as a whole, which he said was impressive and eulogised the Employment and Labour Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah for his outstanding performance in the sector.

He also acknowledged other Ministers and MPs for their various roles played in putting Ghana on the map and assured them of more appointments as he continued to govern the country in his second term.

The President however urged the people to continue to support the NPP even as they champion to break the eight year jinx and called for massive votes in the 2024 general election.