The Omanhene of Akyem Abodom Traditional Area, Abodomhene Nana Barimah Kwame Boadi III, and the kingmakers of the Traditional Council have, in accordance with the tradition and customs of the area, formally installed Nana Baffour Sekyere Bamfo Poku I as the maiden Ankobia hene of the area at a colourful ceremony held at Akyem Abodom durbar grounds on March 9, 2019.
The Ankobia stool has been vacant since the inception of the town and has been described by the kingmakers of the Traditional Council as a significant position towards the rapid development of the area and the welfare of the residents.
Nana Baffour Sekyere Bamfo Poku I, in his acceptance speech, gave the assurance that he would take his new role very seriously and deliver as expected.
“I want to assure nananom that I will take my responsibility very seriously and I will do everything to uphold the dignity of this office and I will not let you down in any undertakings that I have to do,” Nana Poku I said.
He also promised to raise funds to support pressing developmental projects in the area, paramount among them, he outlined, are the construction of market sheds for the Akyem Abodom market and upgrade the commercial area, provision of new health post with accomodation facilities to replace the current CHIP Compound facility in the area, a new police post for the area to curb the increasing crime rates and illegal activities among the youth in the area and education logistics to support the free compulsory primary and basic education in the area to improve upon the literacy rate of the pupils.
“I cannot do all these alone, hence the need for everyone to support in diverse ways and through my special fund raising for the development of Akyem Abodom,” he said.
Nana Poku I also promised to collaborate with state institutions to spearhead the improvement of existing facilities and the provision of new infrastructure development such as road network from kade municipality through Akyem Abodom and nearby towns.
“The deplorable nature of our roads, as you all witnessed on your way here, is a source of worry for the people of this area, which needs to be addressed by the state institutions to save the rural folks in the transportation of their farm products,” he explained.
Present at the well-attended ceremony was the Municipal Chief Executive for Kade, Seth Antwi Boasiako, Member of Parliament for Kade Kwabena Tinyase, Chairman of the occasion Chief Superintendent S.K. Kwakye, Friends of Tema Group, members of the Akyem Abodom Traditional Council and chiefs of nearby towns Osabarima Ofosuhene Apenteng II Asuomhene, Osabarima Baah Nteku Asuom Mintahene, Osabarima Nana Sarpong Kumankoma II Adonkrono Hene, Nana Appiah Bediako III Juaven Santahene and Nana Obaatan II, Fante Gomao Obuasehene.
The rest were Nana Barima Frimpong Pramkesehene,Nana Barima Amoah Bosompem II, Nana Yaw adu Abaam Amankrado, Nana Baffour Nana Aomaning, Nana Nkansah Acheampong Asante Juaben- Nseneahene and Nana Obeng Okro Yeboah.