Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - A new Yoruba chief has been installed at Konongo, bringing to an end a 55-year vacuum during which a community in the Asante Akim District of the Ashanti Region did not have a leader.
He is a well-known 60-year-old businessman, Alhaji Mahama Boye Bussari Alao Akanbi, who succeeds Chief Salami Aremu, who died in 1950.
The installation ceremony was performed by the Yoruba chief of Kumasi, who is also the Head of the Yoruba Community in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Alao III, after the new chief had been decorated with a turban and blessed by the Chief Imam of the Yoruba Community in the Ashanti Region, Khalifa Mustapha Tanko Abdul Kareem.
The new Yoruba chief was born on December 13, 1954, at Konongo to Mallam Abdul Raman Alabi Dan Mallam from Ilorin, Kwara State of Nigeria, and Hajia Memmunat Alabi Kpembe from Salaga in the Northern Ghana.
Among the many dignitaries who witnessed the ceremony were the Serikin Zongo of Kumasi and overlord of the Zongo Community in the Ashanti Region, Sultan Umar Farouk Saeed, the Head of the Moshue Community, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Adam, and most of the tribal heads based in Kumasi, including Serikin Nufawa, Serikin Borgawa and Serikin Kado as well as the elders of the Yoruba Community in Kumasi led by Alhaji Hussein Tijani Balogun, and members of the Nurudeen Society.
Also present were the Konongohene Nana Batafo Acheampong, the MP for Asante Akim Central, Mr Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, and the MCE, Alhaji Braimah Boryong.
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