BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
NII KPAKPO Adjwen-Bu I, the newly installed Mantse (chief) for Adjwen-Bu Mataheko Sempe, a sub division of Sempe Stool House in the Greater Accra Region, has been inaugurated together with his elders at a ceremony at Sempe with a call on the youth to join forces to develop the area.
As part of the coronation ceremony, the newly installed chief and his council of elders, namely Nii Sakafio Boni I, (Mankralo), Nii Abossey Oketekyei I, (Akwashongtse) (Chief of Staff) Naa Adoley Adjourman 1, Manye (Qeen mother) were all inducted into the Sempe Stool House.
In his inaugural speech to the people, Nii Adjwen-Bu urged the elders and the youth of the areanot to allow the current misunderstandings in the area to disturb the peace there.
He said he is a peace-loving chief who would bring on board the youth to champion development, saying “as a youth myself, I know that if there will be development, it depends on the youth, so I’m going to encourage them and bring them on board so that together with my elders we develop the area.”
While expressing his joy, he raised concerns about how the slightest rainfall could cause flooding, which has devastated the area.
He said even though the Assembly, through the Member of Parliament for the area, had started constructing some drains, more effort was needed to bring a lasting solution to the development challenges in the community.
Nii AdJwen-Bu said the myriad of challenges would constitute one of his leadership’s utmost priorities to ensure that the fear and panic that gripped the people anytime it was going to rain would be a thing of the past.
War against teenage pregnancy
Naa Adjourman, the Adjwen-Bu Mataheko Manye, expressed grave worry about soaring statistics on teenage pregnancy in the area.
The new Queen mother warned unscrupulous men taking advantage of these teenage girls to put an end to such barbaric attitudes and behaviours.This, she noted, would pave the way for the girls to attain their dreams and aspirations.
She issued a strong warning that “if any man is caught having sexual intercourse with a teenage girl, we will not spare such perpetrator as well as not even allow such matter to be settled at home.”
She pledged her support to the chief and his elders and the people of Adwenbu-Mataheko tofind employment opportunities for the young ladies in order to prevent them from social vices.