Thirty-seven-year-old automotive technician based in the United States of America (USA), has been installed as the new Gyaasihene of Ampiah-Ajumako in the Ajumako Traditional Area in the Central Region, under the stool name Nana Kwame Bayi Okuteaku VII.
His installation followed the abdication of the stool by the Gyaasihene, Nana Ampiah-Ajumako Okuteaku VI, due to old age and poor health
The Abroadze Okutsubentsir Family of Ampiah-Ajumako, who holds succession to the Gyaasi throne, presented him to the Odikro and elders after libation was poured in acceptance of his nomination.
Known in private life as Bright Ishmael Kwame Ochir, Nana Okuteaku VII is an aluminus of the Lincoln Technical Institute, Chicago Illinois, and the National Technical Engineering College, Ghana (NATECO), and holds Automotive Service Certificate, Associate Certificate in Computer Networking and Motor Vehicle Mechanic, respectively.
At a ceremony to officially present him to the traditional council, Nana Okuteaku VI said he abdicated his position to pave way for a youthful and dynamic person to facilitate the development of the area.
He appealed to the people and the traditional council to support the new chief.
Nana Ampiah Okuteaku VI advised ailing chiefs to give young and energetic people the opportunity to ascend to the throne.
He commended the traditional council for accepting his decision to abdicate the stool and nominating the Gyaasihene who happens to be his nephew.
Meanwhile, a date is yet to be fixed for the new Gyaasihene to swear his oath of allegiance to the Odikro of Ampiah-Ajumako Nana Oguaa Ababio and also his official coronation.
From Cliff Ekuful, Ampiah-Ajumako