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14.05.2008 General News

Kamenahene Marks 25th Anniversary

By Samuel Opare Lartey, Pesse - newtimesonline.com

THE Kamenahene of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Otwasuom Osae Nyampong VI, celebrated his 25th anniversary of enstoolment at Pesse on Saturday.

The ceremony was attended by chiefs from the Volta, Central, Greater Accra and the Ashanti regions and some government officials including the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Afram Asiedu, Mr Osei Ameyaw,Deputy Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Mr Ransford Tetteh, President, Ghana Journalists Association and the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Ampem Darko.

In his welcome address, Otwasuom Nyampong thanked the kingmakers of the Akwamu traditional area for choosing him to lead them for the past 25 years.

He said that it has given him the opportunity to serve the people well and to share the little that he has with them.

He urged the traditional authorities in the country to have a heart for serving so that they could develop their communities.

He enumerated a number of projects he had undertaken during his enstoolment and mentioned some of them as a modern community library and a community centre for the people of Pesse.

The chief said that he had also constructed a multi purpose palace and a 600-capacity church auditorium for the Presbyterian Church in the town.

Otwasuom Nyampong donated a motobike to the 2007 Asuogyaman District Best Teacher, Mr Akonor Joseph Kwakye, and an unspecified amount to the Best WASSCE Student in the area and Best BECE Student.

The Director-General of GBC, Mr Ampem Darko, who was the chairman for the occasion, spoke about the World Press Day and urged the public to respect the work of the media in the society.

He also cautioned the media to be responsible and circumspect in their reportage so that it does not create unnecessary confusion and tension in the country.

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