The Amanokromhene who doubles as the Gyaasehene of Akuapem Traditional Council in the Eastern Region, Okofrobour Osiem Kwatia has openly stated that, Akuapeman lags development due to the chieftaincy dispute and its related matters.
According to him, the development is worrying but confidence that, the move by the Akuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo III to tour the five divisions in Akuapem Traditional Council, will yield positive outcome.
This he believes would bring unity, togetherness and peace among the chiefs something that will restore the lost glory of Akuapemman and get back to its developmental state.
Okofrobour Kwatia assured the overlord of Akuapem that, the Gyaaseman will do all what they can to help him bring all the chiefs under one umbrella for a common goal for the transformation of Akuapemman.
He mentioned this at the forecourt of Amonkrom Palace on Thursday, March 24, 2023, when the Akuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kasai Akufo III visited Akuapem Gyaase division as part of his NKABOM TOUR and also to familiarize himself with them.
Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo III having embark on the visitation tour to the five divisions, namely, Kronti, Benkum, Gyaase, Adonten and Nifa, had already been to Nifa and Benkum divisions of which the Gyaase division was the 3rd to be called-on.
Emphasising further, Okofrobour Osiem Kwatia is of the conviction that the exercise of the Akuapehene shall pave the way for all the five divisional chiefs to form a unified front for Akuapeman amid its rises.
The Obaahemaa of Amanokrom who doubles as the Akuapem Gyaasehemaa, Nana Manko Aba II said, everyone can attest to the fact that Akuapeman now has Omanhene and is about time everybody forgoes his or her differences and rally their support behind him to rule Akuapeman.
She stated that, ‘she is the happiest person at the area because ever since she ascended on the Amanokrom and Gyaase throne for over 20yrs this is the first time she is seeing a Paramount Chief of Akuapem Traditional Council touring the five divisions for unity.’
A move she described as remarkable of a good leader who think about the welfare of its people. Nana Amanko Aba II then described Akuapehene’s NKABOM TOUR as a ‘historical’ that needed to be written down for future references.
On his part, the Akuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo III challenge that once they wished to achieve the development seeking for Akuapeman then there must be discipline among the Chiefs because it would not come through miracle.
Speaking on behalf of the Akuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo III, the Okyeame of the traditional council, Kofi Anaafi, challenge that once they wished to achieve the development seeking for Akuapeman then there must be discipline among the Chiefs because it would not come through miracle.
However, he noted a require unity, togetherness, love, peace and handwork to achieve the set-target is paramount and key.
Akuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo III then charged the Akuapem Chiefs to outline and come on board programs that will help the youth in the area as by so doing will see the growth of Akuapeman.