Mamfehene celebrates 20 years of his enstoolment

Mamfe (E/R), Osabarima Nana Ansah Sasraku, Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of the Akuapem traditional area, has celebrated 20 years of his enstoolment as the chief of Mamfe with a church service and a call on the youth to eschew laziness and indiscipline.

He said without the virtues of hard work and discipline, the role of the youth would not be appreciated and this would be a great disservice to God and the society as they are to take the mantle when the old are no more.

Addressing his people after a church service at the Mamfe Presbyterian Church, to thank God for his blessings over the years, he said success is not achieved in a day and that with hard work, discipline and right attitude to life, the youth would take their rightful place.

Osabarima urged the youth to build their capacities and prove themselves to the point where they could not be denied adding in that way we can feel proud of having the right persons with the right frame of mind to take over when we are no more.

He said education and acquisition of knowledge is critical for leaders and urge the people to take interest in their wards education as well.

Osabarima said education was the only equalizer of life’s chances and urged parents, to prioritize education over every other thing for the benefit of their children and the entire society.

He thanked God for his grace and mercies that had brought him that far, his elders, siblings and family members and the entire people of Mamfe for their unflinching support and said, even though it had not been smooth over the years, he hoped that with that renewed support, they would sail through in the years ahead.

Known in private life as Theophilus Nyanteh Akufo-Parry, he succeeded his late uncle, Nana Ababio Manteaw in 1997 at the age of 32, to become Mamfehene and Akuapem Kyidomehene on August 18.

He schooled at Okuapeman Senior High school through Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and is married with two kids.

Osabarima has been very instrumental in the promotion of education in Akuapem; he is the chairman of the Okuapeman school board and has for many years instituted a programme for young graduates to prepare BECE candidates in order to improve the performance.

He was also actively involved as the Mamfehene, in the establishment of the Mamfe Methodist Girls Senior High school (Meghiss) and its development and recently raised support of GH43 000.00 to winners of the SAGE award from Meghisss to enable them compete on the global level at Ukraine.

As Kyidomhene, he was one of the few eminent chiefs in Akuapem, mandated by the Eastern Regional Cordinating Council to collaborate with the Eastern Regional Peace Council, to mediate in the famous Akuapem chieftaincy dispute, resulting in the end of the 17-year old dispute.

Earlier, at the church, a presbyter, Madam Philomena Kyerewaa, who preached the sermon based on the story of Joseph, noted how Joseph shunned the pleasures of life by not agreeing to Portiphar’s wife proposal, despite his woes and urged the youth to emulate those virtues to stand for the truth at all times.

She said the story of Joseph was worthy of emulation by the youth of today because it exhibited, discipline, hard work and moral uprightness.

Source: Ghana News Agency