The paramount chief of New Juaben Traditional Area in the New Juaben municipality of the Eastern Region, Nana Kwaku Boateng II, has urged Nana Osei Sempe II, the Newly enstooled chief of Oyoko, a community within the traditional jurisdiction to serve his subjects with humility and sincerity.
According to the overlord of the Juaben, sincerity and humility are critical components of success since such attributes would rally the people towards accelerated socio-economic development of the traditional area.
“Kingship is a voluntary service, which is aligned with sincerity and loyalty to the people within the traditional jurisdiction. Your subjects would be tempted to betray you through lack of necessary development support if you are not sincere and loyal”, he told the new chief.
He opined that the only catalyst for development is a deliberate effort to wage war against poverty and unemployment to improve the living conditions of his subjects.
Nana Kwaku Boateng II offered these pieces of advice to the newly enstooled chief of Koforidua Oyoko, Nana Osei Sempe II after the latter took the traditional and customary oaths of office before the Juabenhene at the forecourt of Yiadom-Hwedie Palace in Koforidua.
The colourful traditional ceremony further paved the way for various divisional and sub-chiefs of the New Juaben Traditional Area to swear the oath of allegiance to the Omanhene of New Juaben.
The newly enstooled chief of Koforidua Oyoko, Nana Osei Sempe II, who is known in private life as Mr Nicholas Osei Bonsu was enstooled on Monday May 1, 2023 to succeed the late Nana Kodua Kesse II who passed on in 2020.
The New Juaben Omanhene continued that courtesy begets courtesy and it is, therefore, important for the new Oyokohene to use the stool to bring development, adding that the only battle he has to fight for his people is the battle of unemployment.
He continued that until the ghost of unemployment, poverty, hardship and the outbreak of diseases are exorcised, the people of Oyoko would not have peace and improvement in their living conditions.
“A hungry man is an angry person,” Nana Kwaku Boateng II counselled the new Oyokohene.
In his response, the new Oyokohene assured the overlord of Juaben of his readiness to collectively fight for a common goal.
“I will not disappoint you for the honour done to me. I will leverage this honour to facelift Oyoko for accelerated development. I promise you that I will spearhead development in unity in Oyoko. I will serve the people of New Juaben with dignity and humility,” said Nana Kwaku Boateng III.
Background of new Oyokohene
Mr. Nicholas Osei–Bonsu was born on May 16, 1969 to the late Mr. Peter Opoku Bawuah of Agona clan in Suhyen – Koforidua and Mrs. Sarah Kwarteng (Ama Durowah) of AGONA ROYAL family in Oyoko – Koforidua (both in the Eastern Region).
Nicholas Osei–Bonsu attended Oyoko Methodist Primary School and relocated to Madina, where he completed his Middle School at Madina D/C 1 in 1985.
He was awarded MSLC Certificate and then proceeded to Saint Paul’s Technical Institute to undertake Electricals in Kukuratumi in 1985, but later joined Koforidua Technical Institute and completed with City and Guilds Certificate in 1991.
He had his National Service at Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District at Anum Apapam in the year 1991 to 1992 as a Liaison Officer.
He is a businessman and CEO of AGONABA Guest House in Oyoko, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and married to Mrs. Juliet Osei–Bonsu with five children (four Males and a Female).