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15.10.2008 Social News

Chiefs asked to put resources to good use

By gna

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has called on chiefs to recognize and harness the various natural resources in their areas of jurisdiction to the benefit of the people.

He told them to be mindful of their activities since they would one day be called upon to render accounts of their stewardship.

The Asantehene said this, when the newly enstooled Chief of Adansi Dompoase of Ashanti, Nana Sobin-Kan II, swore the Oath of Allegiance to him at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Monday.

Known in private life as Mr Kwadwo Boakye Kutin, 56, a businessman based in the Unites States of America, he succeeded Nana Tabiri Adjei, III who was destooled by the Asantehene for alleged gross insubordination against the great oath of Asanteman.

The Asantehene said it was embarrassing that some chiefs, at times, turned round to misuse the power they received through the swearing of the Great Oath to Asanteman.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu advised the new Chief 'not to be swollen headed' but be committed to humbly serve the people and Asanteman at all levels, promoting peace, unity of purpose and development.

He stressed the need for him to eschew negative tendencies that militate against the chieftaincy institution and work hard to enhance the development of the area.

Swearing the Oath, the Chief pledged to be loyal and committed to the development of the Adansi area and Asanteman.

The chiefs who swore an oath in support of the new chief were, Nana Akwasi Kotei, Dompoase Ankobeahene, Nana Dwuma Antwi, II, Adansi Medomahene/ Dompoase Twafohene, Nana Kwabena Ponko, II, Dompoase Abusuapanin, Nana Kwabena Acheampong, II, Asenehene of Dompoase and Nana Kwaku Akore, II, Kyidomhene of Dompoase.