Osu Mantse Marks 10th Anniversary
All roads will surely lead to the corridors of the Osu Traditional Council this November as the council marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the Osu Mantse and President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, His Majesty D. F. Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI.
The Chiefs and people of Traditional Council have invited the general public to be part be part of the one-week long celebration of the achievements of the Osu Mantse.
Highlights of the landmark festivities include the launch of His Majesty’s Achievements Documentary and Special Awards Night Ceremony to be held at the Banquette Hall, State House – Accra on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
The Documentary Launch of His Majesty D. F. Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI will he held under the theme: “Traditional Leaders, Key Partners in Development”, and will be chaired by Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli Traditional Area and President of the National House of Chiefs.
In addition to showcasing the achievements of His Majesty as a key partner in development, there will be the Osu Stool Awards Night with Citations to Honour some entrepreneurs from the area, private organizations, politicians and indigenes who have contributed significantly to the development of Osu and mother Ghana.
Some of His Majesty’s Achievements Are:
Under the reign of the Osu Mantse Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Osu Paramount Area has witnessed a peaceful Kingdom which has fostered peace and unity for socio-economic transformation of the community as exemplified in the renovation of the Osu Mantse’s White Palace, giving a facelift to the Royal Mausoleum, construction of the Osu Community Library and construction of modern borehole pipes in four quarters, including Kinkawe, Ashante, Alata and Anorhor.
Nii Dowuona VI also took bold steps to solicit the support of investors to leverage state assets in favour of his people and has also launched the Osu Mantse Community Development Initiative (OMANCODI), a community-based initiative aimed at supporting the national government in the socio-economic improvement of the Osu State. The areas of focus for this programme are Health, Education, Agriculture and Real Estate Development.
Other achievements include the establishment of a Traditional Council, the establishment of the Osu Educational Fund, the settling of the more than 60-year-old chieftaincy dispute in Osu, as well as organizing a befitting burial for the five major late chiefs of Osu namely Nii Nortey Dowuona III (aka Mantse Nortey Kwashie 1916 – 1931), Mantse Nii Noi Owuo II,1931 – 1949; Nii Noi Dowuona IV (aka Noi Roman,1951 – 1962); Nii Narteh Dowuona V, 1963 – 1969; and Mantse Nii Nortei Owuo III – aka Jonathan,1970 – 1982.
Under His reign, the Osu Stool was elevated to Paramount Status on the 27th of April, 2012. This brought Osu to greater prominence in the hierarchy of traditional areas in Ghana, and gave the Osu Traditional Area a greater say in its affairs. Thus Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI has since been a Member of the National House of Chiefs.
On the 23rd of May, 2012, he received the Distinguished Fellow Award. This Certificate was Awarded to him in recognition of his brilliance, leadership, and his immense contribution to human, intellectual, and cultural freedom and progress. By virtue of this Award, Nii Dowuona VI is a Member of the Distinguished Scholars of Africa (DF).
Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI has also received several citations including ones presented to him by Commandants, Senior Command and Staff Colleges of Uganda, Peoples Defense Forces and Town Keys Storey Wall and Zimbabwe Staff College!
The Osu Traditional Council, under the leadership of the Paramount Chief, has set up a Welfare Fund to assist brilliant but needy children of the community. So far, over one hundred students of both sexes in Senior High School tertiary institutions have been beneficiaries.
Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI has projected the celebration of Homowo in Osu to become a tourist attraction.
In the year 2016, he was elected President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs. He is also a Member of the National House of Chiefs.