NANA ODURO Boahen III, the newly enstooled Chief of Yonso, in the Mampong Municipality, in the Ashanti Region, insists chiefs should be agents of development in their localities.
According to him, traditional chiefs wield a lot of power and respect in their traditional jurisdictions therefore the traditional leaders should take advantage of that and champion the growth of their communities.
“Chieftaincy is a highly respected institution in our part of the world, especially in Ghana. People in our communities look up to us (chiefs) for inspiration and hope to develop our traditional areas.
“It is therefore important that we (chiefs) take advantage of our unique position in society by working to bring massive transformation into our areas and better the lives of our people”.
Nana Oduro Boahen III was speaking to journalists after he had successfully sworn the oath of allegiance to Nana Kumanin Gyamfi Bonsu, the Jamasehene, in the Sekyere East District.
The Yonso traditional leader also appealed to community members to solidly rally behind their traditional leaders, notably those that initiates developmental projects, to improve their areas.
According to him, chiefs cannot single handedly develop their communities therefore community members should always lend a helping hand to their leaders to expedite the growth of their areas.
Nana Oduro Boahen III, who spoke on a wide range of critical national issues, also admonished Ghanaians to reject political violence and rather embrace peace as the December 7 polls draws closer.
He sternly cautioned that the country cannot develop in an atmosphere of chaos and tension, so the populace should reject all forms of political violence so as to help make the elections very peaceful.
Nana Oduro Boahen III assured that he is prepared to introduce pragmatic policies and programmes to transform Yonso in order to better the lives of his people “so I need the support of all and sundry”.