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FORMER MP FOR UPPER WEST AKYEM ENSTOOLED AS MFANTSEHENE

A former Member of Parliament for Upper West Akyem in the 5th and 6th Parliament of Ghana, Joseph Sam Amankwanor has been enstooled as Mfantsehene in Adeiso Traditional Area in the Eastern region. The stool name for the former lawmaker is Nana Kwaku Botchwey II.

Nana Kwaku Botchwey II was carried shoulder high and paraded on the streets of Adeiso as tradition demands. He swore an oath of allegiance to the Royal Family and the Chief of Adeiso Osabarima Asare Oduro in a colourful traditional ceremony held at Adeiso Palace on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Nana Kwaku Botchwey II rules over the Fante Population in a heterogeneous traditional area made up of Akans (Akyems and Fantes) population of 40,778 representing 43.9% of the 93,391 total population according to the 2021 Population and Housing Census. Speaking to the media, Nana Kwaku Botchwey II reiterated his commitment to peace, unity and development in the area.

He however bemoaned growing youth unemployment in the Upper West Akyem District over the past few years which has resulted in an increase in deviance. He, therefore, appealed to the government to immediately intervene to help address the rising unemployment rate in the area since it is becoming a threat to security.

The Chief of Adeiso, Osabarima Asare Oduro expressed his excitement that after five years the Fante stool became vacant, and a successor has been found to occupy it. He said a heterogeneous society, inclusiveness in decision-making is critical to spurring development and consensus building.

Osabarima Asare Oduro also raised serious concerns over growing insecurity in the area due to increasing pilfering and burglary attributing it to unemployment. He stressed interventions for job opportunities for the youth and urged the government to expand a market facility in the district capital(Adeiso) to contain the increasing market women population forcing many to play their trade on the road.

Source: Mybrytnewsroom.com/Obed Ansah

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