The sprawling community of Alajo-a town under the Gbese Stool in Greater Accra, on Saturday went agog as a new traditional ruler for the town ascended the throne.
The new Mantse, Prince Mohammed Kwaku Quaye, 45, of the ‘Adeakwa -We’ ruling house a presidential guard by profession, is now Nii Armah Ajoor ii. He succeeded his uncle Nii Bamfo Otu, who joined his ancestors in 2011.
His coronation was heralded with a lot of fanfare and pageantry rounded up with an elaborate ceremony in the Alajo community on Saturday, January 4, 2020 after the completion of the due process recognized by his Kingmakers.
The rite for his coronation was performed by Nii Ayi Bonte, the Gbese Mantse with President Akufo-Addo as guest of honour for the function.
Nii Armah Ajoor ii will sit on the throne of Alajo, bequeathed to him by his great grandfather Nii Haruna Quaye i.
Others enstooled along Nii Armah Ajoor ii are Nii Ayi (Djase Hene), Naa Adako(Queen of Alajo), Ibrahim Tetteh (Finidi) as Asafoatse, Nii Ayaa (Obonutse), Abdul Aziz Bamfo is (Nii Supi) and Naa Koikoi as (Oblaye manye).
“It is a thing of joy for all sons and daughters of Alajo and Gbese that a new Mantse of Alajo was installed today. Today remains a watershed in the history of this town as we end the regency period that nature imposed on us following the transition of Nii Bamfo Otu”, Asafoatse Tetteh told The Hawk News.
The Member of Parliament for the area, Henry Quartey 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.