Dormaa Traditional Council successfully fills a vacant stool left 20 years

Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019, 12:22 pm

By: WatchGhana.Com/ K. Peprah

Pictures show Nana Abenaa Amponsaa II (middle) Baffour Damoah Asikan and Nana Ama Amponsaa, Akyimpehemaa
The Dormaa Traditional Council in the Bono Region has defied all odds and successfully re-filled a stool vacancy created at the Council by the Abontoma Royal Family in the past 20 years.

The Council, which has Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, as its President has for some time now unable to fill the vacancy, since Nana Kofi Sraha, the Abontomahene died in 1999.

It was a challenging moment for the Council, when Nana Adwoa Kyeremaa, the Abontohemaa of also passed on eight years ago.

But, the Abontoma Royal Family, one of the 15 royal gates that make the Council made headway last year, and successfully installed Baffour Kwadwo Damoah Asikan as the new Abontomahene of the Area.

The Dormaa-Ahenkro Township was greeted with spontaneous jubilations on Monday, when the Royal Family installed and successfully out-doored Nana Abenaa Amponsaa II, as the new Abontomahemaa of the Area to succeed her grandmother.

Known in her private life as Juliana Amponsah, a 42-year-old businesswoman, the chiefs and people of the Town carried Nana Amponsaa II on their shoulders, and paraded her through the streets of the town amidst traditional drumming and dancing.

Odeneho Kyeame Yaa Yeboaa, on behalf of Nana Akosua Fima Dwabeng, the Dormaahemaa, had earlier performed traditional rites to finalise her installation at the Abontoma Royal Family House.

Later addressing the people, Baffour Damoah Asikan expressed appreciation to the Dormaa Traditional Council, and the Royal Family for their understanding which paved the way for the installation to become successful.

He indicated that traditional rulers were there to serve the interest of the people, but added that without peace and unity chiefs and queens could not succeed in helping to bring the development of the area into the next level.
Baffour Damoah Asikan indicated that queen played essential role in the chieftaincy institution, and advised them to think outside the box, initiate programmes that would impact positively in the lives of the people. Nana Amponsaa II, also thanked the entire people of Dormaa Traditional Area for the support and honour, and pledged to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in her. She emphasised that girl-child education remained her number one priority, explaining that he would do all things possible within her means to help raise the fallen standard of girl-child education in the area.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/ K. Peprah

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