The Accra suburb of Alajo—one of the units under the Gbese Stool—last Sunday witnessed the enstoolment of President Akufo-Addo’s bodyguard as its traditional ruler or Mantse.
He has now shed his private names for the stool name of Nii Ayi Quaye I. The traditional process was undertaken by the Gbese Mantse and the guest of honour at the function was President Akufo-Addo whose presence received ample publicity within Alajo.
For many, his presence at Alajo was an opportunity to set eyes on a man whose visage they only see on their television sets.
If they expected the President to deliver a speech as he has always done during his outings, they did not get it because he only exchanged pleasantries with his hosts and other acquaintances present.
Joining the Gbese Mantse to receive the President was Henry Quartey, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso Central Constituency of which Alajo is a constituent.
The newly installed chief has been with the President’s personal security detail since his days in opposition trenches.
Henry Quartey’s excitement at the function could be attributed to the fact that Alajo now has a traditional ruler with whom they can work together for the development of the suburb and the fact that the President was going to cut a sod for the commencement of work on an astro turf for Alajo.
The MP called for unity as he underscored the importance of the chieftaincy institution in national development.
He enjoined residents of the suburb to support the newly enstooled chief, the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly and himself to push forward the development agenda of the President.
The enstoolment of the new chief comes on the heels of the creation of the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly, the working together of both laden with the potential for progress when harnessed properly.
The enstoolment activity attracted huge attendance.
Source: Daily Guide