Nana Ahenkro Osei-Poku IV succeeds Ahenkro Osei III who was recently destooled by the Asantehene over charges of gross misconduct.
Know in private life as Mr John Akwasi Poku, the new Ahenkrohene until his Installation was the CEO JOWAPO Enterprise at Suame Magazine in the Ashanti Region.
At a ceremony to swear to Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace, sub-chiefs of Otumfuo took turns to advise him on what was expected of him as the occupant of the Asafo stool.
They reminded him of the task ahead since he supposed to be at Manhyia palace in any sitting date by the Kumasi Traditional Council.
Otumfuo told the new chief that the Ahenkro Ashanti's stool in the Asante Kingdom and must preserve the dignity and respect accorded the stool as the next occupant.
He counseled him to serve the people with honesty and desist from activities that violates customs and traditions of the Asante people by working closely with elders in his palace.
He cautioned him not to disrespect the elders and people by virtue of being the chief, but rather engage them for wise counsel to be able to provide progressive leadership for the benefit of Asanteman.
Otumfuo was of the conviction that the new Ahenkrohene would justify the confidence reposed in him by the Kingmakers and the Royal families to occupied the throne.
The Ahenkrohene, Nana Ahenkro Osei-Poku IV thanked Otumfuo and his elders for the honour done him and pledged to serve the people of Ahenkro and Asanteman with diligence.
Story by Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)