Osudoku Traditional Area Gets New Paramount Chief

Nene Otibo IV, Mankralo and Acting Paramount Chief of Osudoku Traditional Area holding a bottle of Shnapp as he performs the initiation rites to enstool Nene Animle VI, (left)

Nene Otibo IV, Mankralo and Acting Paramount Chief of Osudoku Traditional Area holding a bottle of Shnapp as he performs the initiation rites to enstool Nene Animle VI, (left)



From Inusah Musah, Osudoku
The chiefs and people of Osudoku Traditional Area in the Shai-Osudoku District have enstooled Nene Gmogmowuyea Tetteh Mineh Animle VI, as the new Paramount Chief of the area.

The Mankralo and Acting President of the Osudoku Traditional Area, Nene Tetteh Otibo IV performed the necessary initiation rites to enstool Nene Tetteh Mineh Animle VI, known in private life as Prince Stanley Kwasi Animle.

Nene Mineh Animle VI, a teacher by profession, succeeds Nene Klagbordjor Animle V, who died in 2014 after ruling for 70 years. The late Nene Klagbordjor Animle V, who also doubled as the President of the Osudoku Traditional Area, died at the age 90.

The enstoolment ceremony of the new Paramount Chief was performed at the forecourt of the Traditional Council, where thousands of indigenes, including divisional chiefs of the Osudoku Traditional Area and Queen mother, thronged to observe.

The peaceful and colourful enstoolment was tied in with the official announcement and launching of the burial and funeral rites of the late Nene Klagbordjor Animle V.

Preceding the official announcement and launching of the burial and funeral of the late Nene Animle V, Nene Tetteh Otibo IV, Mankralo and Acting President of the Osudoku Traditional Area, on behalf of all the Divisional Chiefs and people of the Area, introduced the new Paramount Chief and successor of Nene Animle V.

Clad in mourning clothes and beating traditional drums amidst singing and dancing to some rhythmic victory songs from the talking drums, the Mankralo carried out the initiation rites to enstool Nene Gmogmowuyea Animle VI.

With loud cheers and incessant firing of musketry to acknowledge receipt of Nene Mineh Animle VI, the Mankralo charged the new Paramount Chief to work very hard to unite all the clans in the Traditional Area, reminding him to forgive anybody who may have offended him.

Continuous disputes in the Area, Nene Tetteh Otibo IV observed, have retarded development in the Osudoku Traditional Area and to ensure the acceleration of growth and make the area attractive to investors, Nene Otibo IV assured the new Paramount Chief of the full backings of the chiefs and people of Osudoku.

Nene Otibo IV called on indigenes and visitors to the Osudoku Traditional Area to do well to adhere to all the traditional and customary burial and funeral rites accorded to deceased chiefs.

He cautioned against indecent dressing and waywardness of children during the period the people would be observing the burial and funeral rites of the late Nene Klagbodjor Animle V.

After swearing his oath of allegiance to the Mankralo, Nene Gmogmowuyea Animle VI was handed the staff of authority to officially launch the burial and funeral of the late Paramount Chief. He mentioned that the burial and funeral rites for his predecessor would last for a week, beginning February 1, this year.


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