The newly-put in Paramount Main of Akuapem Classic Location, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, on Sunday, May well 3, 2020, swore the oath of allegiance to all the five Divisional Chiefs in Okuapemman.
This adopted the controversial installation ceremony on Friday, May possibly 1, which observed hundreds get to having section regardless of the President’s directive banning all varieties of social gatherings as a measure to further more reduce the unfold of the novel coronavirus in the region.
Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, recognised in personal everyday living as Nana Kwadwo Kese, was on Saturday early morning offered as the qualified in good shape and suitable prospect to the Kingmakers, who overwhelmingly endorsed his nomination as the Chief of Akuapem.
Regular leaders who witnessed Sunday’s ceremony are the Krontihene, Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyemang Benkumhene, Osaberima Enyine Asiedu Okoo Ababio III the acting Nifahene, Osaberima Opese Konandu II the Adontenhene, Otobuo Gyan Kwesi as well as Gyasehene, Nana Osim Kwatia II.
The five divisional chiefs also swore the oath of allegiance in advance of Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, as section of the enstoolment system.
The journey and controversy
For practically five a long time right after the demise of Oseadeeyo Nana Addo Dankwah III, the Okuapehene Stool has remained vacant thanks to a protracted dispute stemming from the Sakyibea Royal loved ones, whose change it is to choose a successor to the unoccupied stool. It should be famous that the Okuapemman stool has a few ruling houses- Nketia, Amogyaa, and Sakyibea.
In the system of browsing for a legitimate successor, two folks (Kwasi Akuffo and Nana Kese) emerged from the Sakyibea Royal Loved ones and each individual claimed to be the ideal contender to triumph the late Okuapehene.
In the course of action, the Abrewatia of the Sakyibea Royal loved ones nominated Nana Kese while the Paramount queen-mother, Nana Afua Nketiaa Obuo II with out recourse to the Abrewatia picked and enstooled Kwasi Akuffo as the Okuapehene.
In see of this, the Abrewatia petitioned the Regional Household Chiefs to seek out relief and obstacle the traditional capacity of the Paramount Queen-mother in deciding on and installing a main, which in accordance to the Abrewatia is a clear breach of the customary procedures in picking a successor to the vacant Ofori Kuma Stool.
After 3 decades of authorized tussle, the Japanese Regional Dwelling of Chiefs in Koforidua on Thursday, April 30, upheld that, the collection of an suitable royal to be enstooled as Okuapehene is the prerogative of the Abrewatia, who has the ideal and electric power to decide on a applicant and submit the name of the decided on royal (applicant) for onward processing and not entirely the queen mom.
The Home also said that, in nominating a prospect, the Queen-mother by yourself cannot choose a candidate from the Royal Family without the need of the involvement of the Abrewatia. The House, consequently, quashed the first set up of Odehye Kwasi Akufo as Okuapehene null and void.
Who is the new Akuapenhene?
Odehye Kwadwo Kesse, now Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II was born on 24th February 1986 to Odehye Alex Antwi, a royal of the Agona clan in Akroso-Ntonaboma in the Japanese Area and Odehye Cynthia Agyemang, also a royal from the Sakyiabia spouse and children in Akropong Akuapem.
As a devout Presbyterian, Odehye Kwadwo Kese experienced his standard education and learning at the Expert services Simple Major and Junior Secondary College in Burma Camp, Accra, and proceeded to the Presbyterian High University (PRESEC)- Legon Accra in 2004.
He then pursued even more scientific tests at Westchester Community Higher education in Valhalla. He once again enrolled at Mercy University in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Diploma in Enterprise Administration, with a specialization in Management. In 2015, Odehye enrolled in a Master’s degree programme in Human Source Administration in his alma mater (Mercy Higher education) but was compelled to return to Ghana in 2016, pursuing the demise of his uncle Oseadeeyo Nana Addo Dankwa, the Okuapehene.
Odehye Kwadwo Kesse Antwi labored as a ground Challenge Manager at each the Mark Hotel in New York Town and the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York and also worked as a housekeeping operations manager at the Crowne Plaza Situations Square, a subsidiary resort of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG).
He later started off a Genuine Estate firm known as American Backlink Estates LLC, in partnership with an affiliate and good friend, located in Park Avenue South, New York.
On his return to Ghana, Odehye Kwadwo Kesse Antwi, alongside one another with his associate and mate from New York, proven a Organization Consulting company and a venture funds underneath the title JUPE World Organization Confined, which he is currently a running husband or wife and chief marketing consultant.
The newly enstooled Okuapehene envisions to operate intently with the standard council, govt and also guarantee a tranquil, powerful, united and made Okuapemman. He once again aspires to endorse the frequent theory of fairness, justice, equality, and tranquil co-existence in Akropong and Okuapeman as a complete.
He enjoys socializing and his hobbies contain basketball, football, and board games. Odehye is married to Linda Kesse Antwi who hails from Asante Bekwai in the Ashanti Location and will work with the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration.