The Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area,
Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, is celebrating his birthday today, October 5, 2021.
Nana is an illustrious son of Sefwi Anhwiaso in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region.
He is also the current President of the National and Western North Regional House of Chiefs, the body that brings together paramount chiefs from around the country.
As National President, he plays a pivotal role in mediation efforts in chieftaincy institution and other conflicts that might arise in the country. He also represents the Western North region at the national assembly of the august body.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II was born on October 5, 1950, in the Western North Region of Ghana.
Known in private life as Francis Kofi Adjei, he first trained as a teacher at the Sefwi Wiawso Teacher Training College, now Sefwi Wiawso College of Education.
After teaching for a while, he proceeded to the University of Cape Coast, where he pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree in addition to a diploma in education.
He also qualified as a chartered accountant. To enable him better perform his role as a lead mediator and chieftaincy and traditional conflicts. Ogyeahoho also studied for and obtained an Executive Master’s degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
His education and training make him one of the avatars of modern progressive chieftaincy anchored not only on hereditary assumption but also on administrative competence and developmental vision.
In November 2016, officials of the Electoral Commission of Ghana organized an election to fill the position of the presidency of the Western Region House of Chiefs.
Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II contested and won by obtaining seven votes out of a total vote count of eleven.
His contender for the seat was Nana Kwesi Agyemang IX, the Paramount Chief of Lower Dixcove Traditional Area, who had been the acting President of the House before the election.
Nana was sworn into office by Justice Peter Kwodwo Ababio, a Sekondi-Takoradi High Court Judge.
In May 2017, he was appointed to the seven-member board of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, further recognition of his skills and insight.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II served as President of Western Region House of Chiefs until President Akufo-Addo inaugurated a 19-member Western North Regional House of Chiefs in Sefwi-Wiawso in September 2020.
On October 14, 2020, Western North Regional House of Chiefs by acclamation elected Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, Paramount Chief of Anhwiaso Traditional Area, as its first President of the house.
However, he was elected on the 12th November 2020, as the President of the National House of Chiefs by beating Togbe Afede XIV by 59 votes to 25.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II is married with five children, three gentlemen and two beautiful ladies.