Monday, 15 April

Mirigu Naba installs 6 divisional chiefs, a dev’t chief to advance progressive change

Culture
The newly installed development chiefs by Mirigu Traditional area

The people of Mirigu in a ceremonial event expressing their traditional cultural values have witnessed the President of the Mirigu Traditional Council and Vice President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Anonsona Abisa Anthony Atasige III, enthrone six divisional chiefs and a development chief to spearhead peace and drive development and progressive change in their respective communities towards the achievement of total development in the Mirigu Traditional Area. 

The newly installed divisional chiefs and their assigned divisions are Naba Dr. Kenneth Ayuribobi Asaya A-engibise - Kumbusungu Division; Naba Anthony Akanvose Akurugu - Nyongo Division; Naba Thomas Akadolibasoa Azinyim - Gonnum Division; Naba Inspector Albert Atongo Azuah - Wolugum Division;  Naba Avaaya Aboyinga-Gumongo Division, Naba Francis Awineparigiya Anaafo - Pungubiisi Division and Naba David Baba Abemnia Ayelazuno installed as the Development Chief  (Tinmalgre Naba) of Mirigu Traditional Area.

In the same ceremony, three Queen Mothers were installed namely, Pognaba Lucy Azinyim-Gonnum Division, Pognaba Scholastica Akuntugya-Kumbusungu Divison and Pognaba Selina Atoenyile-Wolugum Division. 

Three Queen Mothers are expected to be installed in the next one week for the Nyongo, Gumongo and Pungubiisi divisions. 

During the installation ceremony, the Paramount Chief of the Mirigu Traditional Area emphasized the pivotal role the modern chief now plays as an agent of development.

He urged them to foster unity by embracing the other contestants who were not enskinned and called for collaboration among them for the collective advancement of the Mirigu Traditional Area.

Naba Anonsona Abisa Atasige III, who assumed his majesty on the throne during the ceremony was flanked by distinguished chiefs and elders of the Mirigu Traditional Area namely, Naba Paul Henry Abowine Amenga-Etego. Chief of the Kandiga Division and Naba Atogumzoeya Atuguba, Chief of Nabango Division.                                   

His Majesty advised the newly enthroned leaders to desist from indulging in vices undesirable in public places to maintain respect for themselves.       

Other royal guests who graced the occasion were the Safo Hem of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Barima Nana Akwesi Armah, representatives of the Nkosuohene of Dumasua Traditional Area, Nana Ayebiafo and staff of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs. 

In his address, Mirigu Naba expressed optimism about the future, calling on the newly installed chiefs to work collaboratively to fulfill their roles as catalysts for positive change. 

He expressed gratitude to the Development Chief, Naba David Baba Abemnia Ayelazuno, who has provided over seven mechanized boreholes so far in various communities within the traditional area and urged him to continue to lead the development agenda of the people. 

Earlier, the Nabango Naba, Naba Atugumzoeya Atuguba, underscored the need for the newly enskinned chiefs to respect the traditions and values of the people of the traditional area. He cautioned that chieftaincy matters are not like partisan politics therefore, the new chiefs should draw a line between the two.

The Kandiga Naba, Naba Paul Henry Abowine Amenga-Etego, who is the oldest serving chief with over 50 years in the Mirigu Traditional Area, advised the new chiefs to serve in harmony and respect all calibre of people to be able to succeed.

He underscored the need for a united front of all the chiefs in the Mirigu Traditional Area towards a common goal.                 

The event marked a significant chapter in the history of the Mirigu Traditional Area, signalling a commitment to development and unity under the leadership of the installed chiefs.  

Source: Classfmonline.com/Cecil Mensah