The Acting Paramount Chief of Abola Piam and Chief of Oblieman-opah near Sarpeiman in the Ga West Municipality, Nii Anumle Aryitey Oyanka I, has implored the elders in the area to give the youth chance to lead in development process.
The Oblieman-Opah Mantse also indicated that it saddened him that the elders of the Ga State have allowed the politicians to divide and made it impossible for Gas to have a paramount chief, even across the region.
Nii Oyanka Aryitey I, made the lamentations when he was installing various new sub chiefs to civilly protect the Abola Piam Stool Lands in their respective communities from encroachers.
He reiterated that is high time for the old folks to step aside and allow the youth to take up the leadership role for the proper transformation of the Ga State with fresh ideas.
He described as unfortunate some old men in the Ga State hide behind the truth and allow the land to suffer various humiliations, and refused to install the legitimate person as a chief for the needed development in Abola, and the Ga State as a whole.
Nii Oyanka Aryitey I, who doubles as the Acting Paramount Chief of Abola Piam, charged the new sub chiefs to spear-head development whilst they protect the lands belonging to the Ga people.
“You are sent there to work for the Ga State and not for your personal interest, so give up your best, ” he advised the youth.
The newly installed sub chiefs were taken through the required processes, and various rites were performed to initiate them into the traditional enclave.
The installed sub chiefs for respective communities within the Ga West Municipality, Nii Gyasi Treba – Treba Village, Asafo-Atse Ayikuma I, Oblieman – family of Oblieman, and Asafo-Atse Atta Adu–Treba Village.
Others are Sentse Oblieman, Treba Weku Nupa (Family Head); Treba Oshikpi – Treba Village, and Numo Ofoli of Abola Piam Taki Obli.
Speaking on behalf of the newly installed chiefs, Treba Weku Nupa (Family Head) expressed their appreciation, and promised to work hard to restore the dignity of the Ga State in their small ways.
They have also expressed their frustrations on the decades old situation that has denied the Ga State of the paramount status over the years.
Treba Weku Onupa attributed the chieftaincy dispute in the Ga State to the greedy old men who according to him sold their conscience for peanuts to deny the whole Ga State/Greater Accra Region the right person to lead.
The occasion was mark amidst drumming and dancing from the Asafoanyemei; and in attendance were many chiefs including some chiefs from the Zongo communities in the area.