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The new Omanhene of Kuntanase, Barima Amankwah Adunan II in his 50s, has sworn the oath of allegiance to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at a colourful ceremony at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi last Monday.

The Palace was filled to capacity with all present clad in black traditional clothes during the short ceremony.

Nana Amankwah Adunan II succeeds the late Barima Okokyeabuor Adu Gyamfi Poku II who passed away about 13 years ago.

The new chief known in private life as Nana Yentumi Forkuoh- Ababio is a Chartered Accountant and the Managing Director of John Allotey & Associates.

Prior to the swearing in, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, asked for loyalty, dedication and honesty from the new Omanhene.

The Asantehene noted that educating the youth was one of his major concerns of the kingdom’s developmental agenda. He therefore urged Barima Amankwah Adunan II to use his acquired skills to transform and promote the development in the area.

The Asante Monarch charged the new Omanhene to work to unite the people and the other chiefs under his authority, towards the rapid progress of the area.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II observed that “chieftaincy promotes development” and that required the Amanhene to mobilise all their subjects and implement programmes to enhance their area's rapid growth.

For his part, Barima Amankwah Adunan II thanked the Asantehene for the honour done him and assured him that he would take his advice to help him play his chieftaincy role effectively.

Barima Amankwah Adunan II pledged to  Asantehene to organise his people and tap resource for the rapid socio-economic development of the area adding that ''It is only by serving as pivot of development that chieftaincy can continue to be relevant.''

Shortly after Barima Amankwah Adunan II had sworn the oath, there was jubilation among his followers, who started sprinkling powder on themselves as a sign of victory as ‘kete’ drums, throbbed in the background.

The new chief was then led to exchange greetings with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and other chiefs. He was then carried in a palanquin and paraded through the streets from Manhyia to the principle streets of Adum late at that night.

And on Tuesday, June 18, Barima Amankwah Adunan II was out-doored at a colourful but solemn ceremony at Kuntanase in the Bosomtwe district of Ashanti. Among the dignitaries present were Joseph Kwasi Asuming, District Chief Executive for Bosomtwe district, ASP Isaac Obo-Takyi, district police commander and all the chiefs of the Kuntanase Traditional Area.

The District Chief Executive pledged the support of the Assembly to enable Barima Amankwah Adunan II   and the traditional council to achieve set goals.

The peaceful programme was livened with music provided by some ‘Adowa’ Groups and brass band.

David Afum (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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