Principal heads and accredited elders of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area in James Town have installed Henry Okoe Nunoo Koppoe, as the James Town chief.
His stool name would be Nii Ahuma Kojo III. He succeeds the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V.
Members of the traditional Council are therefore imploring the general public to take notice and observe that henceforth, there is only one chief in James Town in the person of Nii Ahuma Kojo III.
“I wish to emphasize that the position you have gracefully bestowed on me shall be 24/7 subject to your reproof, reprimand, correction, critique, rebuke, admonishing etc” he said.
Speaking to The New Crusading GUIDE at his residence in Accra, Nii Ahuma Kojo III, said his vision is to place people at the center of development and lay a solid foundation for a safer James Town that will work and give each and every resident the opportunity to improve his or her life, irrespective of his or her socio-economic background, gender, status and tribe.
He pledged to offer a new approach to doing things, to drive the agenda for achieving this vision, including removing bottlenecks that stifle the growth of the region and create one of the best environments for growth and development in the area.
“l intend to energize the creative potential of residents of James Town through the provision of a new sense of leadership, new approach to the management of the paramountcy , renew confidence in the people and renew hope in our common future,” he underscored .
Nii Kojo III pledged to run an open administration to ensure that people with great ideas are brought on board, to contribute their quota towards the development of the area, adding that “I believe together we shall achieve a better life for all.”
“We need to work together to address issues of falling standards of education, armed robbery, lawlessness, unemployment, water and sanitation, poor road infrastructure, food insecurity, land litigation, alcoholism and teenage pregnancy.”
“We shall operate an open-door policy to welcome proposals and contributions to support me put the area on the path of progress,” he said.
He appealed to the chiefs, religious leaders, departments’ heads, opinion leaders, the youth and family members to support him to serve them with integrity devoid of factionalism and troubles.
He called on all to get rid of negative attitudes that would divide James Town and focus on how they can collectively work to put the area on the world map.
The new chief promised to work in partnership with other chiefs, state security agencies, youth, religious and opinion leaders to fight armed robberies, flood, food insecurity and filth which had plagued his jurisdiction and gave the assurance that he is ready to help President Akufo-Addo to deliver his campaign policies of making the city of Accra clean, providing security for Ghanaians, free SHS educational policy, one-district-one factory
According to him, the region is beleaguered with several challenges; key amongst them are sanitation, flood and poor road network and assured that these problems would be addressed in partnership with the central government.
Nii expressed his appreciation to members of the traditional council for reposing confidence in him to propel the development of the area and urged them to support him to ensure that together they develop the area.
He thanked the Ngleshie Adontenhene, Nii Nleshie Addy who stood his grounds to ensure that the late chief was giving a befitting burial as well as preparations leading to his (Nii Ahuma Kojo III) installation and enstoolment.
He further thanked the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo for helping in various ways and forms which led to the peaceful burial and funeral rites for the late chief.