A 58-year old commercial driver of the Ajumanko Dewurapong clan of Ngleshie Alata (James Town) Traditional Area has been installed the new Chief of Awuleyman in the Greater Accra region.
He succeeds his late grandfather, Nii Kofi Awuley I, who died in 1983 and first settler of the Awuleyman community in the Ga South Municipality.
Nii Awuley II, known in private life as Joseph Nii Adotey’s nomination, endorsement and final installation, which was unanimously approved by the Awuley family and endorsed by the elders of Ajumanko Dewurapong clan saw a very peaceful ceremony.
The community also installed other traditional office holders including; Nii Awuley as family head, Nii Ayaa Fa Asem Tse as the Dzaasetse, Nii Kojo Yensrodza and Naa Dromo Ohetse as the Queenmother. The rest were Asafoatse Nii Kojo Klan, Asafoatse Naa Aba Fatse, Seitse Nii Kojo Dade and Okyeame Nii Kojo Tsuishitoo.
Others included; Nii Kojo Awuley Aaboanaa, Aflagaitse Nii Ayi Kplebi, Jacob Amasah Awuley as the Dzaase Principal Elder and Manye Dankyerafa as the Okyeame for the Queenmother.
In his remarks, the newly installed Chief of Awuleyman, Nii Awuley II, expressed gratitude to the King Makers and Family Head of Ajumanko Dewurapong clan and the entire community for the honour done him.
He called for unity amongst the Chiefs, elders and youth in the area to help propel socio-economic development and growth.
Nii Awuley II, said the area lags in development and therefore appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency provide the community with social amenities such as schools, markets, roads as well as hospital to cater for the health needs if the people community.
He also pledged his commitment to go the extra mile to ensure that he brings growth to the Awuleyman community.
The family head of Ajumanko Dewurapong, Nii Ayaa Klemekuku II, noted that the peaceful installation and the support demonstrated by the people of Awuleyman was a clear indication of the love and trust the people in the community had for him.
He urged the newly installed Chief and his subjects to be humble to their people explaining that they must respect the residents and not be arrogant but rather serve the people in humility.
Some elders of the Ajumanko Dewurapong Family who witnessed the ceremony were, head of Family, Nii Ayaa Klemekuku II, Shippi, Nii Kwashie Kojo I, Asafoatse Okuakowenim and Asafoanye Naa Ayeley Apedza I. Other elders were, Nii Ofei Danso, Nii Djan, Nii Okyeame Kaspa and Shippi of Chorkor, Nii Ochiatan.
By: Paul Mamattah