TEPA Traditional Area, a farming community in the Ahafo Ano Municipality of the Ashanti Region, has the record of zero tolerance for chieftaincy and land disputes for the past twenty (20) years which situation has resulted in a peaceful atmosphere in the various towns and villages within Tepa,” Today can authoritatively report.
The achievements of a peaceful environment within the Tepa enclaves over the past twenty years, Today gathered, was a clear testimony of the implementation of good chieftaincy leadership by the Paramount Chief of Tepa Traditional Area, Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem I.
Information from the Tepa Traditional Council which collaborates earlier reports by some concerned citizens in communities within Tepa indicate that the installation of Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem I for the past 20 years has brought sanity, development, growth and created better opportunities for the people, especially the youth in Tepa.
That situation, Today learnt, had informed the decision of the chiefs and elders of Tepa Traditional Council to hit the streets on Saturday, January 15, 2020 to celebrate the 20th year anniversary durbar of enstoolment and acknowledgement of the illustrious achievements of Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem I.
The achievements so far chalked by the chief since he reigned the throne for the 20 years were the construction of Tepaman Rural Bank Limited and the palace for chiefs and queen mother of Tepa including the office of Tepa Traditional Council.
There is also a hospital which will accommodate 60 beds including a four- modern dining hall, administration block, teachers bungalow, two dormitories and a computer laboratory which were almost 70 per cent complete.
In October 18, 1999, Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem I, who is now a 57years old, was peacefully enstooled as the Paramount Chief of Tepa Traditional Area to ascend the throne to bring socio-economic development to the area.
Addressing the gathering, Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem I thanked all the dignitaries, government officials and citizens of the area who had endeavoured to attend the occasion and stated that his 20th year anniversary celebration was a sense of direction to continue to bring social and infrastructure developments to the area.
He lamented the recent frequent power outages in the area.
He further complained bitterly about the dangerous situation of the footbridge along River Adumu on the road from Mankranso to Tepa township, lamenting that the current situation was constantly putting lives of commuters and drivers plying the road in risk.
Against this background, the chief called on the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to urgently impress upon the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Department of Feeder Roads to do the needful.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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