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Ho: Asogli state outdoors 12 new traditional rulers

Togbe Afede XIV urged the new chiefs to be united and reign with utmost integrity

The kingmakers of the Asogli state, Volta Region, installed 12 traditional rulers in Ho-Bankoe on Saturday 10 June.

Ho-Bankoe is the paramouncy of the Asogli state with Togbe Afede XIV as the paramount chief. The kingmakers, under the auspices of Togbe Afede XIV enstooled and out-doored nine chiefs, elevated two chiefs and installed the paramount stoolfather.

The traditional rulers are: Dutorfia (owner of Ho township) Togbe Afiatsoa III and his queen, Dutornyornufia, Mama Tutu Fiebe II; Asafofiaga (paramount warlord) of Ho-Bankoe, Togbe Keh Lohe III with his sub-warlords – Asafofia Togbe Akrofi Dzaba III, Asafofia Togbe Asiamoah III – and two queen warriors – Asafonyornufia Mama Evionor II and Asafonyornufia Mama Asiamoah Gbo II.

Other traditional rulers are: Afetor Tsiami (linguist of Ho) Tsiami Dzaba and a female linguist, Tsiami Bonto – a 20-year-old high school student; and Christian Kwasi Akpo, the paramount stoolfather of Ho-Bankoe. Akpo ascended the throne in 2018 but was out-doored alongside the newly installed chiefs.

The two traditional leaders who were elevated are: Afetorfia Togbe Adu Bobi IV and his queen Afetornyornufia Mama Bobi III.

A delegation of chiefs and queens from Asanteman were in attendance. They presented items including a sum of GHC40,000 and an undisclosed amount of dollars to support the paramount warlord.

Togbe Afede XIV thanked the kingmakers of the various clans for carefully choosing and enstooling the traditional leaders.

He urged the new chiefs to be united and reign with utmost integrity. The paramount chief also called on the community to respect the chiefs. He charged the chiefs to develop Ho and prioritise justice in their dealings.

Togbe Afede XIV stated that the Asogli state will celebrate this year’s yam festival alongside his 20th anniversary.

The paramount chief, who was installed in 2003, has extended an invitation to indigenes home and abroad as well as all Ghanaians to celebrate this year’s festival.

 

Reporting by Albert Kuzor in the Volta Region

 

 

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