James Town chieftaincy saga… Council endorses Henry Koppoe

 

It has emerged that the Executive Council Meeting of the Nii Ahuma Kojo Weku Kpee held on the 29th October, 2017 and chaired by Mr Ben Yankson, Head of family, discussed the selection of candidates for the successor of the late Oblempong Kojo Ababio V.

At the meeting, Mr Albert Nii Ahuma Solomon Snr., one of the family elders, told the family that the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V alerted him several times that it was now the turn of the Nii Ahuma Kojo I family to nominate a candidate for installation as a successor to the Ngleshie Alata stool after his death.

It was agreed that the three (3) paternal families namely—the Solomons, the Cheethams and the Koppoes—should bring nominees for the various positions.

The Cheetams presented Mr Edward Nii Adjiri Solomon, Mr Albert Nii Ahuma Kojo Jnr., and Mr Henry Okoe Nuunu Koppoe were penciled down as candidates for the position.

A date was therefore fixed to consider their CVs, which were one of the requirements needed, as well as an interview session, which were successfully done.

After the process, Mr Albert Nii Ahuma Kojo Jnr., and Mr Edward Nii Adjiri Solomon failed to make the mark for various reasons.

The executive council unanimously confirmed Mr Henry Okoe Nuunu Koppoe as the Nii Ahuma Kojo I family’s candidate for installation as the new Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata.

According the council, one major reason that enabled the executive council to confirm Mr Koppoe as the candidate successor to the late Oblempong and not look for any further candidates was that the late chief was a professional and intellectual, and it would be appropriate to have somebody of equal caliber to succeed him.

On the 22nd February, 2018 at an executive council meeting, chaired by Mr Ben Yankson, the head of family, Mr Henry Nii Okoe Koppoe, was officially informed that he had been nominated as the Nii Ahuma Kojo I family’s choice for installation to succeed the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, as the new Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata.

 

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