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The Member of Parliament for the Kpone Katamanso Constituency, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has been accepted into the Nungua Traditional Council as the regent of Katamanso Divisional Area in the Greater Accra region.
His installation as regent of Katamanso was done at Katamanso earlier this year when the elders of the Katamanso stool picked him as a care taker chief to steer the affairs of the area due to the ill health of the ailing chief Nii Otu Akwetey.
Nii Laryea successfully went through all the necessary customary rites to enable him act legally on behalf of the ailing chief.
The legislator who is the third son of the ailing chief Nii Akwetey had to take up the mantle to lead the people of Katamanso to ensure the day to day administration of the area is in order as well as ensure that Katamanso lands are duly secured and protected from encroachers.
The regent, Nii Laryea, who swore an oath of allegiance to the Paramount Chief of Nungua, King Dr Noble Nii Odaifio Welentsi and elders of the council, said he would use his office to ensure that the people of Katamanso get nothing but the best.
At a well-attended induction ceremony at the Nungua Traditional Council, the regent of Katamanso swore to be accessible to the council and also abide by all rules and regulations at the council to ensure smooth delivery of his duties as regent.
The Paramount Chief of Nungua Traditional Area, His Royal Majesty King Dr Noble Nii Odaifio Welentsi admonished the newly inducted regent to eschew acts that would put his stool and that of the Nungua Traditional Area into disrepute.
He urged the regent to be fair in all his dealings and rulings as a traditional leader to enable him whip up the confidence his subjects has in the stool.
“As you step in the shoes of your father as a regent of Katamanso, you must ensure you continue to rule your people in truth and honesty at all times just as your father and great grandfathers had done in the past” he advised.
His Royal Majesty King Welentsi urged the regent to consult the Nungua stool anytime he has difficulties in taking some critical decisions.
He entreaties the regent to at all time protect the interest of his subjects and also ensure he protect the territorial boundaries of Katamanso and the entire Katamanso lands from encroachers and intruders.
The regent, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo also noted that he will at all times serve the interest of the people of Katamanso and the entire Nungua stool.
“Having been a parliamentarian for about thirteen years and with the experience gained over the years, I shall ensure I bring to bare all that I have acquired to the benefit of my people” he noted.
He promised to seek counsel from his stool heads at both the Traditional and Divisional level and would at all times work closely with his elders at Katamanso to ensure peace and development in the area.
Source: Prosper Agbenyega