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12.11.2008 Regional News

Awulae Attibrukusu re-elected President W/R House of Chiefs


Awulae Attibrukusu III, Omanhene of Lower Axim Traditional Area, was on Tuesday unanimously re-elected as the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs for another four-year term.

The election, which was supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC), also elected Osagyefo Kwamena Ennimil IV, Omanhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Vice-President of the House.

Awulae Attibrukusu III polled 11 votes to defeat Awulae Angoma Tu III, Omanhene of Egyan Gwira Traditional Area who had four votes.

Osagyefo Ennimil succeeded Nana Nkua Okomdom II, Omanhene of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area.

Other elected representatives were Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II, Omanhene of Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwaw Entsie II, Omanhene of Mpohor Traditional Area, and Okogyeman Kweku Gyampra III, Omanhene of Sefwi Chirano Traditional Area.

In his acceptance speech, Awulae Attibrukusu thanked the House for re-electing him and asked members to support him and the vice president to deliver.

He said: “I would like to seize this opportunity to assure you of our determination and readiness to offer dedicated and selfless service to the House”.

Awulae Attibrukusu promised to be transparent in his administration and practice an open door policy to foster unity among the chiefs and move the region forward.

He appealed to traditional authorities in the region to eschew divisive tendencies and avoids those who were hostile to peace, unity and good governance.

Awulae Attibrukusu said, “We need real and genuine unity founded on justice and truth which in the long run will bring joy and great satisfaction to all”.

Mr Anthony Evans Amoah, Western Regional Minister, called on the chiefs in the region to come together and find ways and means of taking advantage of the oil find in the area.

He said chiefs would be doing people in the region a great disservice if they allowed petty squabbles and litigations to drift their attention from the economic opportunities that the oil find would bring.

Mr Amoah said the time had come for the region to move forward with the breakthrough of the oil