Obrempong Sintim Poku III, the Benkumhene of the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, has warned chiefs not to rule over their people but to instead seek their input when making decisions in order to maintain their trust.
In order to speed up the development of their communities, he also urged them to lead development programs.
The call was made at the installation of Prof. Theophilus Adjei-Kumi of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the Nkosuohene (Development Chief) of the town by Obrempong Sintim Poku, who is also the Chief of Akyem Manso, close to Oda, in the Eastern Region.
The Department of Construction Technology and Management at KNUST is headed by the 55-year-old new Nkosuohene, Nana Prof. Adjei-Kumi I.
Prof. Joshua Ayarkwah, a former provost of KNUST and current vice chancellor and head of the faculty of arts and building technology department, led a distinguished delegation from KNUST that included over 30 professors and medical professionals to the event, which drew guests from all walks of life.
Obrempong Sintim Poku recommended the new Nkosuohene to utilize his social clout to get investors to build factories in the town so that some of the local youngsters without jobs may be employed.
He urged the locals to maintain the state of peace and harmony in the region and emphasized the need for them to give Nana Adjei-Kumi their utmost support in order for his rule to be successful.
In his inaugural address, Nana Adjei-Kumi assured the audience that he would live up to expectations with their help and cooperation.
He spoke out against fruitless disputes over chieftaincy and territory.
In order to attain the goal, he requested the support of the populace and pledged to work with the traditional leaders to mobilize both people and material resources.
A supporter of the Akyem Manso Development Union, whose secretary is Nana Adjei-Kumi, listed a variety of social services the four-year-old union had offered to the Manso community. Nana Amoawua Awusi.
The initiatives include providing street lighting for the community, providing potable water for the Atweaman Senior High School and a portion of the town, and providing necessary medical supplies to the neighborhood health center.