Kpalime installs Paramount Chief

The Kpalime Traditional Area in the South Dayi District has installed a 50-year old educationist, as paramount chief with the name Togbega  Atigbladza Agbi Yao VIII.

The new paramount chief is known in private life as Emmanuel Mawuyram Osae, and teaches at the Ghana International School.  

He is the third to ascend the throne from Bretuo – one of the three royal clans.

Togbega Agbi Yao exchanged allegiances with sub-chiefs at a colourful oath swearing ceremony at Kpalime Duga on Saturday, which was characterised with performances from cultural and warrior groups from the area.

He called for peace and unity for the rapid socio-economic development of the area.

Togbega Agbi Yao, expressed worry about the failing academic standards, and poor educational infrastructure, and called on the people to support him to tackle the problem.

“Duga was once the envy of many when it comes to education as it produced excellent results in all examinations. Sadly, education in Duga today is a pale shadow of itself,” he said.

The paramount chief also mentioned challenges of water, access to quality health facilities, and promised to work with stakeholders to address the challenges. 

“While we look up to Central Government to give the Kpalime Traditional Area it’s fair share of the national cake, my elders and I are determined to build strategic alliances with all stakeholders to fast track the progress of our people,” he said.

Deiga Kwadzo Dei XIII, Paramount Chief of Peki, promised to support Togbega Agbi Yao, to enable Kpalime regain its past glory.

Nana Osabarima Agyemang  Okumnipa II, Mankralo of Boso, pledged to sustain the unity between the two areas, and promised to support Togbega Agbi Yao achieve his goals.

The event was attended by chiefs from all seven towns under the Kpalime Paramountcy- Toh, Kayira, Tsatee, Todome, Hiama, Kpale, and Wegbe.

Mr Rockson Dafeamekpor, and Mr Patrick Mallet, Member of Parliament, and District Chief Executive respectively of South Dayi attended the event. – GNA

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