Okyenhene Launches 25th Anniversary

Okyenhenmaa Nana Dokua unveiling the anniversary logo yesterday


Thousands of Akyem Abuakwa State natives, friends, and well-wishers of Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori are scheduled to visit the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area between May 2024 and December 2024 to commemorate the Okyenhene’s 25th anniversary of ascension to the Ofori Panin Stool.

The Okyenhene’s silver jubilee celebration is under the theme: “25 Years of Sustainable Leadership and Service to Humanity.”

Addressing the media at a press launch of the 25th anniversary celebration in Kyebi, Okyeman Twafohene Okatakyie Boakye Danquah espoused the achievement of Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori and described him as a paragon of innovative traditional leadership.

“Osagyefuo took over at the time when Okyeman and the Eastern Region were confronted with many developmental challenges.

“Okyeman wore the unenviable tag of the poorest performance in the BECE despite significant public investment. This had its roots in the growing social crisis of truancy, increase in school dropout rate, the surge of teenage pregnancy and the spread of HIV,” Okatakyie Ababio Boakye Danquah stated.

According to the Okyeman Twafohene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin launched a successful advocacy for increased funding and rekindled the interest and involvement of parents in their children’s education.

“Today, the impressive strides we have made in terms of rapid reduction in school dropout rate, reduction in the incident of teenage pregnancy and decrease in reported cases of HIV infections is a tribute to Osagyefuo’s exemplary leadership and advocacy,” he said.

He stated that under Osagyefuo’s leadership, 10 basic schools, known as the Amoatia Ofori Panin Model Schools, were created in 10 places around Okyeman to supplement the government’s educational efforts.

Okatakyie stated that despite initial hurdles, the University College of Agriculture, Environment, and Science (UCAES) in Bonsu, founded by the Osagyefuo, is evolving to become a first-class destination for agriculture and ecological studies.

He said the Okyenhene had initiated several conversations and projects and taken measures to stem the tide of climate change and global warming.

He added that the Okyenhene is a world acclaimed conservationist.

On his 25th anniversary celebration, the planning committee has outlined several events including an initiative to plant one million trees as part of the Green Ghana Project on Monday, June 3, 2024.

There shall be five durbars in all the five divisions in Okyeman including Adonten – Kukurantumi, Benkum – Begoro, Nifa – Asiakwa, Oseawuo – Wenkyi, Gyase – Kwaben and the grand durbar at Kyebi on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

The anniversary celebration will also include the 25th anniversary Football Gala, Asona Reunion, Okyeman Congress and Awards Night, Okyeman Fun and Food Fair at the Kyebi Community Centre, Golf Tournament, a non-denominational birthday thanksgiving service, a Mega Musical Concert at Kyebi in December 2024, and a children’s party.