Be a servant of the people, not a Lord over them- Chief of Kyebi to Anyinasinhene
Abontendomhene of Kyebi has advised the newly installed chief of Akyem Anyinasin, Osaberima Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II to be sober, a learner in his reign
Abontendomhene of Kyebi within the Eastern Region, Osabarima Marfo Kwabrane has cautioned the Newly installed Chief of Akyem Anyinasin, Osaberima Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II to be sober and a learner under his superiors.
According to him, that would be the only way the new chief could become a good leader.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews.com at the enstoolment durbar last Saturday, 27 March 2021 at Akyem Anyinasin within the Abuakwa North municipality of the Eastern Region, Osabarima Marfo Kwabrane said the journey to the top include learning from other leaders and giving credence to the people.
"You can become a leader of great difference only if you humble yourself and learn from those ahead of you.”
To become chief is to be a servant of the people but not to lord over them, so you should have the heart and a mindset of servanthood", Osabarima Marfo Kwabrane further advised.
He said, “a leader with a difference is one who had prepared his way by subjecting himself and learning from senior chiefs and that is the mark of one who is preparing the way to become a good leader."
The enstoolment ceremony was well attended by respected Chiefs such as Abontendomhene of Kyebi, Osaberima Marfo Kwabrane, Akyeasehene & Nifahene of Akyem Abuakwa, Daasebre Gyenin Kentan II, Okunaninghene, Osaberima Adu Gyamfi amongst other dignitaries.
The seat of Akyem Anyinasin which had been vacant for about nine years after the death of the Late chief, Osaberima Asante Afum, had not only deprived Akyem Anyinasin of its fair share of development but has created a vacuum in the paramountcy of Okyehene Amoatia Ofori Payin.
Making a commitment to the people of Akyem Anyinasin, the newly enstooled Chief, Osaberima Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II assured the chiefs and people of his readiness to serve with his might to the best of his ability.
"I will respond and be present whenever my service is needed.”
"I promise not to lord over my people or become a tin god to be served,” Osaberima Apeakorang
The new Akyem Anyinasin chief however called for infringing support from his people and superior Chiefs to handle all disputes.
Chief of Akyem Anyinasin, Osaberima Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II
Brief profile of new Akyem Anyinasin Chief- Osaberima Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II
Before being enstooled as Akyem Anyinasinhene, Osaberema Apeakorang Agyei Bosompem II was known in his social life as Michael Kwadwo Atta Apeakorang.
He was a police Inspector with the Motto Transport Traffic Department (MTTD) at the Madina Police Command.
He joined the service in 1997 as a towing car driver with the Accra Central Police Command but was later transferred to the Madina Divisional Police Command.
He was in the police service for 19 years.
By: Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu, Greater Accra Region