Mpraeso Gets New Adontenhene

The beautiful town of Mpraeso which lies on the lofty Kwahu Mountains in the Kwahu Traditional Area was full of excitement last Saturday when a 60 year old business woman, Mrs Asantewaa Yeboah Daniel, was enstooled Adontenhene of the town under the stool name, Nana Krobea Asante I.
The splendid and colourful ceremony brought to light the various traditional dances and customs depicting the various traditional areas in the country during which every tribe was portrayed.

One significant aspect was the display of Akan traditional drums as well as musical instruments and tunes from the northern regions of the country to the applause of a number of dignitaries from all parts of the country.

Prominent among the dignitaries was a representative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and other traditional rulers, especially queenmothers from the region.

Nana Krobea Asante, standing with other chiefs at the Mpraesohene palace last Saturday.

Also present were Parliament (MP) for Abetifi, Mr Bryan Acheampong, and the parliamentary candidate for Mpraeso Constituency, Mr Davis Opoku.

Customary rites

As early as 6a.m., all the necessary customary rites were performed amidst traditional drums, singing and dancing through the principal streets of the town.

The processions ended up at the Palace of the Mpraesohene, Nana Ampadu Daaduam, who administered the oath of allegiance of Nana Krobea Asante I to him.

A durbar was later held at the Mpraeso social centre where the new Adontenhene, was officially introduced to the chiefs and people of the town.

Swearing of oath

Swearing the oath of allegiance, Nana Krobea Asante I pledged to be truthful and sincere to the people in the area.

She called for the support of the chiefs and people to enable her to execute the task ahead.

Nana Krobea Asante, swearing the oath of allegiance

Speaking to journalists shortly after her enstoolment, Nana Krobea said since political parties had started campaigning for votes, they should do that with love, unity and togetherness.

The Adontenhene promised to construct a centre to cater for the aged.

The Mpraesohene appealed to the new Adontenhene to help bring more development to the area.

A unique dance being performed by the people of the Upper East Region to make the occasion a memorable one

Nana Daaduam asked the people to continue to pray for the new chief to succeed in whatever she does to improve their living conditions.
Source: Graphiconline


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