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'Nkosuohemaa' Ursula Owusu enstooled as Development queen of Akyem Asuom

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was enstooled by the Chiefs and people of Asuom.

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Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications and MP for Ablekuma West has been enstooled as the development queen (Nkosuohemaa) of Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.

She was enstooled by the Chiefs and people of Asuom when she attended the 75th Anniversary celebration of Nana Yaa Anamah II, the longest-serving queen mother of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area at Asuom over the weekend.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful represented the President Akufo-Addo and Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, Deputy Minister for Trade and MP for Tema West who hails from Asuom.

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She was hailed and mobbed by jubilant crowd when she arrived.

The chiefs of Asuom said her virtues, educational and political backgrounds and achievements in life as a woman of substance which influenced the chiefs and people of Asuom to make her the Development Queen (Nkosuohemaa).

In her acceptance speech, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful assured the people of Asuom that she will team up with other prominent natives of the Constituency such as Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways, Antwi Boasiako, DCE of Kade, Ohemeng-Tinyase, MP for Kade, Oheneba Charles and others to bring development to the town.

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She expressed the President’s delight to the longest-serving queen mother of AKyem Abuakwa is from Asuom; and assured Nana Yaa Anamah that her prayerful wish that a Vocational Training Centre should be built and named after her.

In a congratulatory message read on behalf of Osagyefou Amoatia Ofori Panin, Okyenhene, the Adontenhene of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Daasebre Boamah Darko, said: "Your courage, politeness and intelligence that have characterized your image always leave an indelible positive impact on the people you meet and interact with. Without a doubt, Nana Yaa Anamah, you have distinguished yourself in the performance of your customary and statutory duties throughout your seventy-five years (75) on the throne as the Asuomhemaa. This is the reason for which you have been awarded the Okyeman Kanea by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council presided by me, Osagyefou Amoatia Ofori-Panin, Okyenhene, and Asuomman is crowning it all with this colourful durbar".

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