Dormaa-Ahenkro, (B/R), June 18, GNA – The Dormaa Traditional Council in the Bono Region has defied all odds to successfully re-fill a vacant stool created at the Council by the ‘Abontoma’ Royal Family in the past 20 years.
The Council, with Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, as its President has for some time now failed to fill the vacancy, since Nana Kofi Sraha, the ‘Abontomahene’ died in 1999.
It was a challenging moment for the Council, when Nana Adwoa Kyeremaa, the ‘Abontomahemaa’ of Dormaa also passed on eight years ago.
But, the Abontoma Royal Family, one of the 15 royal gates that constituted the Council made headway last year, and successfully installed Baffour Kwadwo Damoah Asikan as the new ‘Abontomahene’ of the Dormaa Traditional Area.
The Dormaa-Ahenkro township was greeted with spontaneous jubilations when the Royal Family installed and successfully out-doored Nana Abenaa Amponsaa II, as the new Abontomahemaa to succeed her grandmother.
Known in private life as Juliana Amponsah, a 42-year-old businesswoman, the chiefs and people of the Town carried Nana Amponsaa II on their shoulders, and paraded her through the streets of the town amidst traditional drumming and dancing.
Odeneho Kyeame Yaa Yeboaa, on behalf of Nana Akosua Fima Dwabeng, the Dormaahemaa, earlier performed traditional rites to finalise her installation at the Abontoma Royal Family House.
Later addressing the people, Baffour Damoah Asikan expressed appreciation to the Dormaa Traditional Council, and the Royal Family for their understanding which paved the way for the installation to become successful.
He indicated that traditional rulers were there to serve the interest of the people, but added that without peace and unity, chiefs and Queens could not succeed in helping to bring the development of the area to the next level.
Baffour Damoah Asikan indicated that Queens played essential role in the chieftaincy institution and advised them to think outside the box by initiating programmes that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
Nana Amponsaa II, also thanked the people of Dormaa Traditional Area for the support and honour, and pledged to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in her.
She emphasised that girl-child education remained her number one priority, explaining that she would do all things possible within her means to help raise the fallen standard of girl-child education in the area.