A consultant, John Benford Torgbor, 67, was on Saturday installed as chief of Hebron in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra, under the stool name, Nii Torto I.
He is the first person to be installed as a chief of Hebron since the town was established in 1824.
The programme was attended by people from all walks of life, including the Member of Parliament for Amasaman Constituency, Nii Okai Laryea, and the aspiring New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson.
Nii Torto pledged to ensure development in the area, saying “we will ensure the provision of basic amenities such as water, toilet, community hall, market and a school”.
The chief said he would initiate a plan to accelerate the development of the area.
Nii Torto commended the regents for administering the town peacefully for the last two centuries.
At a church service in honour of Nii Torto and his elders, the minister of the Abokobi Presbyterian Church Ghana, Reverend Emmanuel Akrong, commended the chief and his elders for accepting the mantle to serve the community.
He entreated them to unite and ensure development, peace and harmony in the area.
As part of the programme, seven other elders were also sworn into office to assist the chief to rule.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi