Newly-installed and gazetted Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Paramount Area at James Town in the Greater Accra Region, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II, has expressed his support for the double track Free Senior High School (SHS) systems.
The chief called on his heads, elders and kingmakers of the ruling houses of the Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool in James Town, Accra to embrace the new initiative by the government.
Addressing a maiden press conference in Accra yesterday after he was officially gazetted by the National Houses of Chiefs (NHCs), Obrempong Wetse Kojo II explained that it was important the Ngleshie Alata Paramount Council offered solutions to perfect the system rather than wish for its total failure.
Flank by his heads, elders and kingmakers of the ruling houses of the Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool in James Town, Accra Obrempong Wetse Kojo II stated that plans were underway to perform the final funeral rites to bury the late Paramount Chief of the area, Nii Obrempong Kojo Ababio V before the end of this year.
According to him, the official date to hold the final funeral rites for the late paramount chief who died on December 22, 2017 would be announced very soon to the public.
Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V was born Ezekiel Quamina Allotey Cofie, to the late Mr. William Cofie of the Aflagai Shia, Naa Korle We; and Madam Delphina Owoo, from the Krotia Division, Adjumaku Royal Stool of James Town, Accra lived for 97 years.
Obrempong Wetse Kojo II described the late James Town Mantse as “a man of extra ordinary qualities.”
According to him, the late Oblempong Ababio V will be remembered for a very long time for the progressive role he played in the traditional matters as a member of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHs) and President of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council.
In this regard, he noted that he is a rightful successor of the late Oblempong Ababio V and assured that he will continue with his good works to improve the lives of the people in the Ga State and Ghanaians as whole.
Flanked by some elders of Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool including, Head of Nii Ardey Nkpa family of Kokrobite, Mr. Daniel Nii Ardey Tagoe, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II said that numerous social intervention programmes and projects that the late Oblempong Ababio V started will not be abandoned by him as his immediate successor.
He pledged to start the construction of James Town University, Technical and Vocational Institution and Senior High School (SHS) in order to help improve quality education in the area.
Additionally, he promised to initiate massive social and infrastructure development projects which he mentioned are security department, four-seater toilet facility for both male female and four bathhouses in each seven divisions under the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.
He indicated that he will lead a tree planting and clean-up exercises, build a community centre, radio station, look into the resurrection of the James Town Abattoir, build a new harbour and assist in the rehabilitation of existing old buildings.
According to Obrempong Wetse Kojo II, he will introduce day-and-night market sections and see to the establishment of Micro Finance Company to help offer a low interest rates on loans for the inhabitants to boost their business operations.
He also promised to lead a crusade for the development of the James Town beach front into a world class reactional area and provide a modern artificially grassed Wimbley sports stadium with the ideal to sustain colt league competitions in the area.