The kingmakers of Ekumfi Edukumah in the Central Region have installed Nana Asamoah Okyere I as Chief, cloaked with the authority to spearhead the development and growth of the traditional area.
At a colourful ceremony to outdoor the new Chief to the people, the Kingmakers entreated him to be neutral arbiter in solving the the problems and disagreements that may come up among his subjects.
Nana Asamoah Okyere in his address accepted the challenge and indicated that education which is key in building any given society would be given priority during his reign.
He stressed that the Ekumfi Edukumah traditional area is facing challenges when it comes to educational infrastructure and that he would ensure that, together with the community, a new face is given to education in the area.
According to him, the schools available in the communities are in poor state with dilapidated state which at most times, pose serious danger to school children.
He however pledged to rally support towards the construction of new classroom blocks to bring a conducive and serene atmosphere for teaching and learning.
Nana Asamoah Okyere I said he would work closely with the traditional authorities, elders, kingmakers, queen mothers and residents to bring development and remove poverty in the area.
He said although government is there to assist in the provision of social infrastructure, it could not do it all, hence the involvement of traditional rulers was important.
“We must understand that as traditional leaders we owe it a duty to develop our communities. We cannot depend solely on government for everything, that is why I am making this pledge to my people to work as their chief and ensure that we get the best out of our own resources,” he said.
Nana Asamoah Okyere I said his installation as Chief should mark the beginning of a new dawn where the doors to development is opened and urged his subjects to eschew interests that will not work in the collective interest.
He charged them Not to rely so much on politicians. According to him, politicians have their own time to work and deliver but citizens remain citizens whose interest needs to be served whether the politician is in power or not.
The new chief pledged an open door policy and positive ideas from groups and individuals towards the development of Edukumah.