Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr Phyllis Osei, Director of the Counselling Unit of the Ghana Police Service, has been installed as the queenmother of Amonu Kuma Ekroful in the Anomabo Traditional Area. Her stool name is Nana Ama Kwentsiwa I.
The installation ceremony took place at Kuma Ekroful and was marked with traditional rites and colourful celebrations. Nana Sekyi VI, who succeeded the late Nana Sekyi V as the chief of Amonu Kuma Ekroful, was also enstooled at the same event.
This occasion holds additional significance as it precedes the burial service of the former chief, Nana Sekyi V, scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2023.
Ebusuapanyin Yaw Kumi of Asona Number One Royal Family performed sacred traditional rites to officially recognize and seal the positions of both the chief and queenmother. He encouraged the residents to rally behind the newly installed leaders to promote development within the community.
In her acceptance speech, Nana Kwentsiwa expressed her appreciation to the people and pledged her commitment to promoting quality education, especially among vulnerable members of society. She emphasized the importance of community support to realize their shared vision and called for unity among the residents.
Nana Kwentsiwa also addressed a critical issue in the area, highlighting the rising rate of teenage pregnancies caused by men who defile young girls. She informed the community that a volunteer group had been formed to apprehend perpetrators, and strict actions would be taken against those caught.
Nana Kwentsiwa urged parents to fulfil their responsibilities and provide for their children to ensure they receive the highest level of education.
Nana Sekyi, the newly enstooled Odzikro, called upon potential investors to consider establishing businesses in the community, which boasts vast available land for investment and development. He also appealed to residents living abroad to return and support local development initiatives.
Nana Kwentsiwa, also known in her professional life as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr. Phyllis Osei, brings over 18 years of law enforcement experience to her new role. She has been involved in various areas of investigation, including gender, child protection, human rights, and the safety of police personnel.
Nana Kwentsiwa has also served as a UN police officer in Darfur and the United Nations Mission in Somalia. She has held positions such as the unit commander of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at the Ministries Police Station and the deputy national coordinator of DOVVSU headquarters. Nana Kwentsiwa is married to Mr. Kwadwo Osei, and they have four children.
Nana Sekyi, the Odzikro, is recognized for his dedication to precision, safety, and excellence in mining surveying. He was born on April 17, 1966, in Amonu Kuma Ekroful and is married to Mrs. Mary Afful, with five children.
The installation ceremony was attended by distinguished personalities from the Ghana Police and Immigration Services, members of mining companies, queenmothers, and Paramount Chiefs from various traditional areas.