Eugene Arhin, the Ag Director of Communications at the Presidency, paid courtesy calls on the Awutu and Senya Beraku Traditional Councils on Friday, February 5, 2021 to donate some items to these two traditional councils.
In two separate durbars held by the traditional authorities in honour of Mr. Eugene Arhin, he presented a list of items that the two traditional councils need to enable them perform their administrative and traditional duties of hosting their guests well.
Addressing the gathering at Awutu Beraku, where the first durbar was held, Mr. Eugene Arhin expressed his gratitude to the chiefs for accepting him as their son during his last visit a month ago. He went on to indicate that during his last visit, he discovered that the Traditional Council needed certain items to enable them to discharge their administrative and traditional duties more effectively so he had come to present those items to them.
In view of this, he presented to the Awutu Traditional Council, 100 plastic chairs, 2.5 HP air condition unit, a laptop and a printer, 40 inches flat television screen with a Multi TV decoder, refrigerator, hand washing basins, two boxes of alcohol-based hand sanitizer and souvenirs from the presidency. After the presentation, he went ahead to request for a plot of land in Awutu Beraku to put up a community library for the youth.
On behalf of the Awutu Traditional Council, Nai Ncharkey Okine VII, the Adontehene of the Awutu Traditional Area, received the items and thanked Mr. Eugene Arhin. He admitted that the Traditional Council really needed all the items. He singled out the laptop and the printer as their most critical needs because they have been printing their sensitive documents with people who render secretarial services. To him, this did not auger well since it exposed sensitive issues of the Traditional Council to the public.
On his part, Nai Pobie Abumdam thanked President Nana Addo for giving such a position to the son of their land. He disclosed that all their attempts to call on the President to discuss issues concerning Awutuman proved futile so Eugene Arhin should create that platform form them.
The host, Abokuade Agyemang Wyettey Otabil III, the Paramount Chief of Awutu Traditional Area, expressed his gratitude to Eugene Arhin. He observed that he has received similar items from both politicians and non politicians but Eugene Arhin's had no equal. He however advised Eugene Arhin not to over stress himself in an attempt to satisfy the people because those who spoke made many requests.
Before he ended his speech, he told Eugene Arhin that he would coerce him to contest for the Awutu Senya West seat in 2024, even if he has no such intentions because he has really shown goodwill for the constituency. Concerning the land Eugene Arhin requested for a community library project, the Paramount Chief said he would sit with his divisional chiefs and communicate back to him but he believes his chiefs are ever ready to provide it, judging from their reaction when he made the request.
The durbar at Awutu Beraku ended with the reaction of Eugene Arhin to the appeals and admonitions he received from the chiefs. Concerning their request to visit the President, Eugene Arhin assured them that he would create that opportunity for them. He told them that he has discussed it with the President and he has agreed to host them when they are ready. He once again thanked them and assured them of a lasting relationship.
Joining Abokuade Agyemang Wyettey Otabil III, the Paramount Chief of Awutu Traditional Area, to host Eugene Arhin's team at Awutu Beraku were Naakye Dode Akaabi XIV, the Queen Mother of Awutu Traditional Area, Nai Ncharkey Okine VII, the Adontehene of Awutu Traditional Area and Nai Pobie Abumdam. Others were Nai Kwao Obeng II, Nai Oshimpo Acheampong III, NaaKye Korkor Larbie II, Tsupi Kofi Odumpong Oshimpo, Asafo Number 2 Company of Awutu Traditional Area and Nai Kwaku Pobie I, the Apagyahene of the Awutu Traditional Area.
Eugene Arhin and his team proceeded to Senya Beraku to hold a similar durbar with the Senya Beraku Traditional Council. Just as he did for the Awutu Traditional Council, Eugene Arhin also presented the same items to the Senya Beraku Traditional Council. At Senya, he promised to provide Senya Senior High School with two boreholes as soon as possible.
The traditional authorities of the Senya Beraku Traditional Council also blessed him and called on the youth to give him the necessary support he needs to help develop the town. The headmistress of Senya Senior High School requested for a mini bus for the school. Just as it happened at Awutu Beraku, Eugene Arhin addressed the NPP party supporters who came to witness the durbar.
Among his host at Senya Beraku were Nenyi Kwa Bentum IV-Tufuhen, Nenyi Komitey-Bamuhen, Nenyi Amartey Sarfo-Odikro of Krobo Ano, Nenyi Apimtey-Kyenkyeso Odefey and others.
Eugene Arhin was accompanied by Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe, Rev Aba Folson, CEO, Nyaneba Nursing Training Center, Mrs. Gifty Adorye and some personnel from Eugene's office. Some notable members of the New Patriotic Party in the Awutu Senya West Constituency also supported this noble course.
By Bala Ali, Youth Activist, Awutu Senya West