30.01.2008 Religion

Pastor Installed Chief

By Daily Guide
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REVEREND KWAKU Amoasi, 58, of the Christ Revelation Church, has been installed the Mankrado of Gomoa Potsin in the Central Region over the weekend in a colourful ceremony as part of activities marking the annual Akwanbo Festival.

Rev. Amoasi, who assumed the stool name Nana Amoah VI, succeeded the late Nana Antobam who died last year.

He swore the oath of allegiance to the Odikro of Gomoa Potsin, Nana Tweiku VIII, the youth and the people of the town that 'come rain or shine, in sickness or in health and from dusk to dawn', he would answer the call to duty.
The Odikro commended the people for the peaceful atmosphere and the successful installation.

He noted that the chieftaincy institution had been bedevilled with disputes but fortunately for the chiefs and people of Gomoa Potsin, the families concerned were unanimous in selecting the current Mankrado.

Nana Tweiku VIII reminded the new chief that the oath of allegiance he has taken enjoins him to abide by his promises, and also respond quickly to the people's needs.

He urged Nana Amoah VI to use his influence to unite all citizens of the town, both home and abroad, for its development.

In his response, Nana Amoah VI promised to continue with the development plan of Gomoa Potsin, especially in the areas of education, health and road networks.

He called on parents to send their children and wards to school since the town and Ghana in general would need their services as adults for national development.

As part of rituals to seal the installation process, a ram was slaughtered and the blood was used to smear the feet of Nana Amoah VI.

The ceremony was spiced up by music provided by the various traditional groups, including the Asafo Group and Kwame Kaakyire's Soruku band.From Wisdom Peter Awuku, Potsin

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