Nat’lSecurity Operative “Double” Installed As Chief
The Mawerehene of the Sakyikrom traditional area, near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, Nana Takyi Akomea (I), known in private life as Bright Ernest Akomea, popularly called “Double,” is determined to facilitate development and improve the living standard of his people at Sakyikrom.
The national security operative, enstooled as Mawerehene a year ago, together with the Chief of Sakyikrom, Odeifo Nana Sakyi Agyakwa V, has re-instituted Odwira festival to foster unity, spur development and accountability in the area.
This year’s Odwira festival, which was climaxed on Saturday, November 19,2022 by Chiefs, Queens and other prominent figures across the country,saw a nostalgic display of Akwamu tradition and culture.
Mawerehene Nana Takyi Akomea I expressed confidence that developmental projects initiated in the areas of education, health, security and economic empowerment will be completed in the next three years to improve the living standards of the people.
Addressing the ceremony, Nana Takyi Akomea said, “So far, so good. We are striving. We came to develop the community. Sakyikrom is where we come from, so it is a privilege to return home to help develop the community. We had lots of activities in this year’s festival. We played football gala, donated food and cash to widows. We brought musicians for street carnival to entertain the youth.”
According to him, “We have a lot to do for the community. We envisage that in the next three years, a police station project being executed will be completed. School rehabilitation project will also be done. We want to build Sakyikrom community school too. So we are on course. We are trying hard to get scholarship for at least three brilliant but needy students to study outside the country to acquire knowledge and return to develop the community and Ghana at large.”
On his part, the Chief of Sakyikrom, Nana Sakyi Agyakwa (V) bemoaned the lack of basic social amenities, such as markets, police station and a hospital in the community, adding that internal roads and streets are in a deplorable state.
He also appealed to government to provide footbridge on the Sakyikrom section of the Accra-to-Kumasi Highway to curb the continuous pedestrian knockdowns and mitigate the danger pupils in Sakyikrom new site often encounter.
The chief assured his subjects that, rehabilitation of the Sakyikrom palace is on course, the same as the construction of the new palace and a CHPs compound.
He reiterated calls for unity, but refuted false allegations against the Mawerehene Nana TakyiAkomea I that he uses National Security operatives to unleash terror against feuding factions in chieftaincy disputes in the community.