The Kinkawe Dzaase (Kingmakers), Chiefs and Elders of the four Quarters of Osu have reaffirmed their selection of Teteete Nii Nortey Owuo IV as new Osu Traditional Ruler (Osu Mantse) to oversee the affairs of the community, a year after the demise of their former Traditional ruler, Nii Okwei Kinka Douwona VI.
The community, which had been in crisis since the demise of the late traditional ruler, however, elected Teteete Nii Nortey Owuo IV to champion the course of the people and ensure the restoration of lasting peace and development to the community.
His installation came after series of tussles, sponsored misunderstandings, disagreement and alleged fight over who is the rightful Kingmaker of Osu Kinkawe.
Before the installation of Teteete Owuo IV, there was a purported estoolment of a certain Nii Nortey Botchway as the Osu Mantse by a self-styled Osu Kinkawe Dzase.
Contrary to norms, customs and traditions of the Osu Traditional Area, the rites of the enstoolment of the said Botchway were performed at the family house of Adjuwates, instead of the Owuo We Amantra (The principal ruling house).
This exercise has received widespread condemnation and criticism, and remained the subject of a court action.
However, a High Court in Accra on Thursday 17th February 2022 ordered the Police Administration to protect and assist the Osu Kinka We Dzasetse and Elders and Councilors of the Osu Stool to perform the final funeral rites of the late Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI.
The High Court presided over by His Lordship William Boampong ordered the Police to provide protection and assistance for the celebration of the laying in state and the final funeral rites of the late Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area and President of the Greater Accra House of Chiefs.
Traditionally, the newly installed Osu Mantse, is supposed to be the person presiding over the ancestral journey of his predecessor.
The late Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI was finally laid to rest on Saturday 27 February 2022 at the royal cemetery of the Osu Traditional Council.
Nii Saban Atsen Vii, Dzasetse, Osu Kinkawe Dzaase in a press release said, “The lawfully recognized Kingmakers of the Osu Traditional Area wish to reiterate that Osu has a Paramount Chief in the person of Teteete Nii Nortey Owuo IV, who has undergone all the necessary rites for his enstoolment and has ascended the Paramountcy”.
They cautioned persons, groups or organizations with the intention to forment trouble and confusion to desist from such action because they would be severely dealt with according to traditional and state laws.
He called on all true indigenes of Osu to rally around their new Mantse to pursue progress.
“We, finally, urge all indigenes to come together and unite to develop Osu,” the statement concluded.
The Owuo We Amantra (The Principal ruling house) of Osu presented Nicholas Nii Nortey Owuo who was later installed by the Dzaase as the new Osu Mantse under the Stool name, Teteete Nii Nortey Owuo IV.
Nicholas is a direct great grandson of Nii Noi Owuo II (17th Osu Mantse). He was born on Tuesday, 20th December, 1977 to the late Mr. Joseph Nicholas Nii Noi Owuo and Madam Florence Anyekor Nunoo from Okanfra We, La.