The minister for communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has been enstooled the Nkosuohemaa (development chief) of Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.
At her coronation ceremony, which was held on Saturday, Ursula Owusu was conferred with the stool name Obaapanin Oforiwaa Bema Gyamkobaa I.
After her initiation ceremony, she was driven around the community and introduced to the people.
The ceremony came nearly a year after the minister accepted the offer of the chiefs and people of Akyeam Asuom to become their development chief.
In offering the position to Ursula Owusu, the chiefs and people of the community cited her good virtues and extraordinary achievements in education and politics.
A lawyer and also Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West in Accra, the minister is one of few women working at the highest levels of politics in Ghana.
In November 2017, when Urusla Owusu, accepted to be the development chief of Akyem Asuom, she pledged to team up with other prominent natives of the community to bring development to community.
Urusla Owusu is an Akyem woman from Akyem Oda in the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area of the Eastern Region.
YEN.com.gh understands that over 100 dignitaries attended the coronation ceremony, including Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, the deputy minister of trade & industry and a native of Asuom.
The move comes as a welcome relief to Ursula Owusu, who has been criticised in a section of the public over deals signed by her ministry with StarTimes and KelniGVG.
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