It was all pomp and joy at Kwahu Abene yesterday when the Kwahuhene and President of Kwahu Traditional Council, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II and his elders enstooled a pharmacist Alhaji Dr. Umar Muhammed Bawa as the Zangohene of Kwahu.
At a colorful ceremony at Abene, the traditional capital of the Kwahu State on Monday, Daasebre advised the newly installed chief to ensure there is unity and peace amongst the various Zango Communities and their hosts. He advised the teeming youth in the various Kwahu Zango to take education seriously and be wary of politicians who only see them as their allies during electioneering times when they are recruited to forment troubles.
The occasion saw a rich blend of Kwahu and Hausa culture. After the traditional swearing of oath by the newly installed chief to the Kwahuhene and his elders, the Zango chief of Ashanti Region, assisted by the Eastern Region chief Imam, Zongo chief of Akyem Abuakwa, and Tamale Zongo chief who is the General Secretary of the National Council of Zango Chiefs and others decorated Alhaji Dr Umar with a turban and officially welcomed him to their fold. He was presented with a staff of office.
Present at the ceremony were various zongo chiefs from Kumasi, Tamale, Nsutam, Anyinam, Boadua and all Kwahu zongo chiefs.
On his part, Alhaji Dr. Umar Muhammed Bawa, the newly installed chief, who is the CEO of UB Pharmacies located across Ghana pledged to change the often negative tag attached to Zangos and make education and empowerment of the Zango youth his priority. He thanked Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II and Okwawuman for the honour bestowed on him and his family and promised to help make Kwahu greater.