A Chief Inspector of Police at Audit Department of Konongo Divisional Command in the Ashanti Regional has been enstooled as ‘Mawerehene’ of Konkoma.
Known by Ghana Police administration as Chief Inspector Mr Samuel Kwame Amoateng, he’s now called Barima Amoateng I after swearing an oath of allegiance to the Chief of Konkoma, Nana Oduro Agyei Panin II.
He swore of an oath of allegiance to his Overlord at the Chief’s Palace on December 27,2021 amidst beautiful cultural displays.
Konkoma is one of the prominent and traditional towns in the Bosomtwi District of the Ashanti Region.
At a colourful durbar held on January 2, 2022, to outdoor the new Mawerehene of Konkoma, Nana Oduro Agyei Panin II advised Barima Amoateng I to constantly remind himself of the oath sworn to him and serve well to justify the confidence reposed in him by his family.
He urged him, chiefs, elders and well-to-do individuals who hail from the town to join hands to bring rapid development to the town.
Demonstrating his commitment to ensure development of town, the Chief told the durbar he had allocated a 50-acre land intended for establishment of teacher training college, and appeal to the government to use the land to establish one in the town.
He added that, vast lands are freely available to woo business people to establish businesses in the town.
The Chief of Konkoma also used the occasion to appeal to the government to fix the deplorable road to the town to ease transportation of goods and services.
On his part, Barima Amoateng I thanked the Chief of Konkoma for accepting him to serve in his palace.
He promised to work honestly, diligently and politely with his Overlord and elders to bring peace and development to the town.
On completion of Konkoma Vocational Institute hostel, the Mawerehene of Konkoma said it was dear to his heart and would wish to solicit support of from the public, particularly natives staying in abroad to complete the project.
The Police Band was present at the durbar and intermittently treated hundreds of people including chiefs, clergy, family members, friends, police personnel, church members and admirers who were mostly dressed in traditional clothes with splendid melodies.
The Assembly Member of the town, Mr Peter Appiah who represented the Member of Parliament and Minister for Education, Mr Yaw Osei Adutwum congratulated the new Sub-chief and wish him well in his endeavours.
He said, MPs considered the chieftaincy institutions as critical to develop of the country, and were ready to work with them to transform the education sector.
The Minister of Education urged parents and guardians to take advantage of the government’s Free SHS Policy to educate their wards.
He promised that, frantic efforts were being made to renovate Konkoma DA School building and urged stakeholders to remain calm and wait for the opportune time to soon.
Thomas Awuah Asem