James Town installs new chief


Principal kingmakers and accredited elders of Ngleshie Alala Traditional Area in James Town, Accra, have installed a new chief to take over the reign of the paramount stool.

Consequently, the kingmakers expressed the hope that the installation of the new chief will end speculations going round that there was an already installed chief in James Town.

According to them, Henry Nunoo Koppoe is the rightful heir to ascend the throne and succeed the late substantive Paramount Chief, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, who also doubled as the President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council.

Some residents who spoke to reporters after the installation expressed joy at the development.

The newly installed Chief known in private life as Henry Nii Oko Nunoo Koppoe who would replace the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V was traditionally carried by the youth of James Town (known as Asafoatsemen) and kingmakers of the traditional area during the burial service of late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V.

The funeral of the late Oblempong Ababio V attracted loads of dignitaries from the government including the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the former Mayor of Accra, Adjiri Blankson, among others.

The installation ceremony, which took place after the burial of the late chief, saw town-folks expressing joy.

Meanwhile, members of the traditional council have cautioned the general public to take notice and observe that from henceforth, there is only one Chief in James Town in the person of Henry Nii Oko Nunoo Koppoe.


Story: Kwamena ANANSE

Writer’s email: denniskeelson@yahoo.co.uk


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